Nikky Finney Poems
|1.||The Afterbirth, 1931||5/20/2016|
|3.||Dancing with Strom||5/20/2016|
|6.||He Never Had It Made||5/24/2016|
|7.||The Condoleezza Suite [Excerpt]||6/22/2015|
|8.||The Girlfriend's Train||5/24/2016|
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The Girlfriend's Train
"You write like a Black woman who's never been hit before."
I read poetry in Philly
for the first time ever.
She started walking up,
all the way, from in back
of the room.
From against the wall
big coat, boots,
eyes soft as candles
in two storms blowing.
Something she could not see
from way back there but
could clearly hear in my voice,
something she needed to know
before pouring herself back out
into the icy city night.
She came close to get a good look,
to ask me something she found
in a strange way ...