I got hips.
Back-n-forth, booga-wooga, this-a-way-that-a-way,
That ain’t all.
I got thighs.
Chunky-wunky, mished-mashed, swisha-swasha,
Tree trunk kind-a
I got a butt.
Dimpled, rippled, a test-tish-tushee,
Wide and spacious kind-a
That’s not the end of it.
I got a belly.
Round, rubba-dub-dubba, jiggly-wiggly,
Not only that.
I got boobs.
Droopy, saggy, boinga-boinga, floppy
Water balloon kind-a
I got it all.
It’s no ideal picture-perfect
Wishy-washy-wish, dream-scheme kind-a
pie-in-the sky could-a-would-a-should-a.
But it’s a perfect fit.
If your hips, thighs, butt, belly,
and boobs are perfectly imperfect,
Anatomy Lesson was written by Marcia Thornton Jones, a resident of Lexington, Kentucky, and author of 131 books. This poem was published in the November-issue of Kentucky Monthly and is currently featured in PENNED 2012 — The 5th Annual Writers’ Showcase.