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Homage to My Hips
Describe yourself in a nutshell (well, not literally).

Homage to My Hips

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

Lucille Clifton

Thank you Lucille. May you rest in peace.

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These Hips...

...sound like my hips.
Lucille Clifton will be missed.

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a clifton classic

This was the first poem of hers I knew and it remains as powerful and delightful as it was when I first encountered it. Thanks for remembering her here, Kate.