Thoughts on a Chakra: Svadhisthana

(Lucille Clifton reading her poem “homage to my hips.” Found via YouTube. Text available here at Poem Hunter.)

These hips are full of scar tissue.
They need movement to
keep from seizing up.
They don’t tolerate being told to
stay still. These hips
hold my tension and trauma.
They don’t like to let it go.
These hips have nerve damage.
They don’t always go where I want them to go
or do what I want them to do.
These hips are capricious hips.
These hips are caustic hips.
I have known them
to burn me from inside and
drop me in my tracks.


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