Pie Slice — Nancy Jentsch

19th-century glass filters pie slice of light
between undrawn curtains – Shaker
lemon – served up only on winter
afternoons just before sun slips
from sight. Monochrome
stained glass warms
my wall, late rays
flutter ere they
fade shy like


Nancy Jentsch has taught German and Spanish at Northern Kentucky University for over 30 years. She has published numerous scholarly articles and her short fiction and poetry have appeared in The Journal of Kentucky Studies, the Aurorean, Postcard Poems and Prose, and The Whistling Fire.