The Queen of My Self

The Queen of My Self

Homage to My Hips


It is summer, hot and horny, and I am on a roll. So I am going to continue this theme of beauty, attraction, seduction, sex, love and self-love until I run out of content — or steam, whichever comes first.


Homage to My Hips

By Lucille Clifton 


these hips are big hips

they need space to

move around in.

they don’t fit into little

pretty 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!



Donna Henes is the author of The Queen of My Self: Stepping into Sovereignty in Midlife. She is the Midlife Midwife™ offering counseling and upbeat, practical and ceremonial guidance for individual women and groups who want to enjoy the fruits of an enriching, influential, purposeful, passionate, and powerful maturity.  Consult the MIDLIFE MIDWIFE™


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