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Here comes an old woman, nimble namble

Jessy Randall

Here comes an old woman, nimble namble, she walks like this. You walk like this. The young women walk like this. No one needs to be told how to walk. When you first walked you wanted the pocket German dictionary, because it was yellow. You wanted it so bad. If you look, you’ll find that book in your room still. I gave it to you forever when you walked to it. So that is your knee song.

Jessy Randall's poems, poetry comics, and other things have appeared in Asimov's, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Rattle. Her new collection There Was an Old Woman is forthcoming from Unicorn Press. She is a librarian at Colorado College and her website is

ISSUE EIGHT: Melty Slayers | next poem →

ISSUE Eight: Melty Slayers

Laurin DeChae
   Snakes & Ladders
   It Will Be Alive

Jessie Janeshek
   Future Girls with Bikinis
     beneath Bruce Springsteen Tees

Samantha Duncan

Kenzie Allen
   According to Science

Jessy Randall
   Here comes a poor woman
      from baby-land

   Here comes an old woman,
     nimble namble

Ruben Rodriguez
   Because I’m Bad Ass and
      I Said So

Colleen Coyne

Rob Cook
   Unmarked Neural Pathways

Jon Riccio
   The Area Code for ESP

Jennifer MacBain-Stephens

Roger Williams
   Come Eleven

Matthew Johnstone
   Boatship: Port Layout Gossips

Daniel Schwartz

Amy Carlberg

   Embody the State of the World