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Anatomy of the GoGo Shake November 10, 2009

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Anatomy of the GoGo Shake


Rock your GoGo : hips more bottom than Louisiana : strut : grandma says slow your gogo : magic lifting off dark flesh : flow gogo : vibrating base drawn : about silhouettes : inky, stinky shadows : rippling from speakers : the stage resituated in a woman’s freedom song : linoleum spreading for sweat : the most African promise : in her pocket : vulnerable : open-palmed praise : of thick labor : rhythm freed from tall standing sugar : canes : feet feed from bloody soil : rise up as water : a xylem trance : and Big G calls your name, “goddess of a water dance.”


– Melanie Henderson


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