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Final Girl by Daphne Gottlieb
by Ruby Orman   
Rated "PG" by the Author.
Last edited: Sunday, May 27, 2007
Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2007

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By: Daphne Gottlieb
ISBN # 1-887128-97-2
Soft Skull Press
By: RubyO

Final Girl takes you on a trip through the mind of the girl who comes out on top. This collection of poems left me silent and inspired...

Though sexy at moments, Gottlieb intertwines clips from news headlines, historical documents and personal experiences such as the death of a loved one. Spun with the empowering idea of the girl who survives the rage of a psycho killer, this book pulls the reader into an intense emotional whirlwind.

I expected all the poetry to strictly be based on the idea of the "final girl". In a way it is. However, it is not limited to the silver screen. And even when it is about that, it goes deeper so that sometimes I cannot be certain if what I am reading is just about a movie. I am in her head. I am running with her. I am fearing what she fears. And it's painful and strange.

I found Final Girl to be profound and honest. Though it may seem repetitive at times, I believe it to be intentional and recommend Final Girl to any fan of poetry.

bikini killer

at 4, it's already clear
that mimi's going to grow
up to be one of those ladies
her momma calls a "fame fer tall"
one of those cigarette-swilling heartbreakers
who strides in
and gets things going
like a party
or a murder

mimi's got those 4-year-old
high heels on, those
coffee-can romper stompers
strapped to her feet
with the ribbon laces
that match her bathing suit

the ants scramble out
of the guillotine clank of her walk
as she sh-clanks her way
up and down the sidewalk
slicing worms in half with
a single-minded step
the art of the crush

makes her the terror of the insect world
but the she's the darling of every
dog on the block
want her like nothing
can't take their eyes off her
drool for her
whine to the shine of her step
nose to her like fresh bones
no one's seen anything like it
the dogs

won't leave her side
jostle each other for her
and skulk home when she goes
in to dinner

she's born to break
hearts and like any good
minx, she's got her secrets

cherry kool-aid
makes her lips red

"please" gets her
what she wants

and she never gives up
the leftover meatloaf
she hid
in her bikini bottoms.

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