Girls’ Night Out | Nina Bennett

Friday is our night. Because
I talk with my hands, broad
exclamation points, the bartender
flags me when I knock over my drink,
first of the evening. Because she
watches you get in the driver’s seat,
she is back behind the bar when you tap
a Mercedes as you pull out of the parking lot.

We head to a club with live music.
Men send us drinks. We toast each other,
gyrate to bad covers of the Stones. Because we are trashed, we enter
a dance contest on a dare, win
matching t-shirts. We party
with the band until the sun splits the sky.


Nina Bennett is the author of Forgotten Tears A Grandmother’s Journey Through Grief. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Kansas City Voices, Red Poppy Review, Houseboat, Bryant Literary Review, Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, The Broadkill Review, and American Society: What Poets See.

Nina’s chapbook, “Sound Effects,” was published in 2013 by Broadkill Press as part of their Key Poetry Series.

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