Homage to my Hips

Lucille Clifton

These hips are big hips.

They need spce 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.

Thse hips are mghty hips.

These hips are magic hips.

I have known them

to put a spell on a man and

spin him like a top!