Saturday in CinCity

the lost women

by Lucille Clifton

i need to know their names
those women i would have walked with
jauntily the way men go in groups
swinging their arms, and the ones
those sweating women whom i would have joined
after a hard game to chew the fat
what would we have called each other laughing
joking into our beer? where are my gangs,
my teams, my mislaid sisters?
all the women who could have known me,
where in the world are their names?

Yeah...I need some of this...Come on, summer!

please note: photo by Ben Errol Thomas


  1. Great poem, especially paired with the trailer for the S&TC film, which curiously enough put me in mind of James Bond films for women! Come on summer!

  2. Ooh that movie looks so good. Would you believe that I still need to see the first one? I'd better rent it soon...

  3. Wonderful Clifton poem! I need some of this, too!


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