Lucille Clifton

Baltimore, Maryland
Lucille Clifton
Baltimore, Maryland

Poems

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1.
Homage To My Hips
these hips are big hips.
they need space to
move around in.
they don't fit into little
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2.
Good Times
my daddy has paid the rent
and the insurance man is gone
and the lights is back on
and my uncle brud has hit
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3.
I Am Accused Of Tending To The Past
i am accused of tending to the past
as if i made it,
as if i sculpted it
with my own hands. i did not.
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4.
Poem In Praise Of Menstruation
if there is a river
more beautiful than this
bright as the blood
red edge of the moon if
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5.
Moonchild
whatever slid into my mother's room that
late june night, tapping her great belly,
summoned me out roundheaded and unsmiling.
is this the moon, my father used to grin.
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6.
Miss Rosie
when I watch you
wrapped up like garbage
sitting, surrounded by the smell
of too old potato peels
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7.
There Is A Girl Inside
There is a girl inside.
She is randy as a wolf.
She will not walk away and leave these bones
to an old woman.
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8.
A Dream Of Foxes
fox

who
can blame her for hunkering
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9.
Seeker Of Visions
what does this mean.
to see walking men
wrapped in the color of death,
to hear from their tongue
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10.
Adam Thinking
she
stolen from my bone
is it any wonder
i hunger to tunnel back
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