homage to my hips
by Lucille Clifton
homage to my hips Strength and Skill Quotes
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they don't fit into little
petty places. (4-5)
Part of the speaker's strength comes from realizing when she's in places that don't allow her to be who she is – and realizing, as well, that it's those places which are petty, not her.
they don't like to be held back. (7)
We get the sense that these hips could break through brick walls…or anything else that gets in their way!