My Grandma's Hips
my grandma’s hips knock over bookshelves.
i know because she told me so.
her stretch/marks the space like thick cream of wheat being spun by a wooden spoon
whose handle melts into the creamy-toned palm of her hand/some
hips don’t groove like hers do.
some keep stiff like frozen meat
before it’s seasoned and thawed
beneath the hot sink rain.
some smell dry like the dust bubbling
in yo bedroom corners.
some speak languages that can never transcend the sterile self.
and then some
taste sunny like brown curry dancing on your T buds.
those the hips that cut smooth through the air
with the seduction of a djembe’s tongue.
you know the rhythm?