Nikky Finney

(Conway, South Carolina)

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  • Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (8/26/2016 10:45:00 AM)

    Lindsay Foster, I like your comments on the poem-The Girl friend's Train.It gives insight to understand the poem more deeply.

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  • Lindsay Foster (8/26/2016 2:15:00 AM)

    The Girlfriends Train is a poem that honestly, ive never had such a heart pounding and jaw dropping experience during and after reading. Except for a few favorite poets of mine, this one poem has such an astonishing effect on two different sides of life that brings me to joy that these words were written. not only for the women like me with scars and understanding of abuse and all unjust pain, but also for women like me on another note, that was able to open my eyes to another pain I'll never, ever know being a Caucasian Woman, But I've always wanted to say we're different because of unfortunate circumstances but exactly the same in every other single way. Thank you! I hope this poem reaches every precious girl, woman and survivors!


Eenee Menee Mainee Mo!
—Rudyard Kipling, "A Counting-Out Song,'
in Land and Sea Tales for Scouts and Guides, 1923

The woman with cheerleading legs
has been left for dead. She hot paces a roof,
four days, three nights, her leaping fingers,
helium arms rise & fall, pulling at the week-
old baby in the bassinet, pointing to the eighty-

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