Sunday, February 14, 2010

Homage to Lucille Clifton, May She Rest in Peace

homage to my hips
(click here to hear the poet read this poem)

these hips are big hips.
they need space to
move around in.
they don't fit into little
petty places. these hips
are free hips.
they don't like to be held back.
these hips have never been enslaved,
they go where they want to go
they do what they want to do.
these hips are mighty hips.
these hips are magic hips.

i have known them
to put a spell on a man and
spin him like a top 

by Lucille Clifton

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