Comments about Nikky Finney
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-