Poems - Ruth Thompson | Ruth Thompson Poetry

Second Childhood

Second Childhoodfor Lucille Clifton Bless Lucille‚Äôs big hips!And bless my own free-at-last hips!Here they are dawdlingand not worrying onebit about where they arein relationto anyone else. You can look at me or not.I am not saying anything personal anymore. I am saying hips breasts belly legs feetroots branches and big thick trunktidessunrisesmonkeys lithe and witty…