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Poem 128 – Booty Elegy & Thimbles Book Tour Events

Booty Elegy

Since birth round & plump
Proud skin hills for shaking
Hands did cup said rump
& squeezed in ecstasy’s quaking

Weight loss gradually strains
Of the padonkadonk story
Only the padonk remains
Goodbye big booty glory

New muscles tight & serious
A curious shape holds space
but(t) still can dance delirious
Any time                 any place



Thursday, May 13, 2021

8pm via Zoom – registration link below!

Celebrating the Spring authors launching their books from Palimpsest Press!

With Margaret ChristakosNathaniel G. MooreTolu Oloruntoba, and Vanessa Shields. Hosted by Jim Johnstone.

May 13, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Featured Reader at Planet Earth Poetry Reading Series!

Date: Friday, May 14th, 2021
Time: 10:30PM EST | 7:30PM PST
Via Zoom

Click here for Zoom link. *Zoom link opens that evening right before it starts!

One thought on “Poem 128 – Booty Elegy & Thimbles Book Tour Events

  1. Thanks Vanessa, Love the “ booty elegy” and the forward on the new collections! About the “ booty elegy”, a friend of mine who is short, and endowed with A very round, very prominent “booty” told me that when she was younger, men Could not resist patting and touching her generous, round derrière!! That was before the “ me too” force.

    Sent from my iPad



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