12 June 2012

& let's not forget

today is also the centennial of Nina Mae McKinney.  here's my 2003 poem abt her:

dice on her bosom
cherries in her hair
Nina Mae McKinney
a bowl of sass

“how you feel big boy?
like my dancin’?”

it was 1929 & her shimmy
turnd a revival into a circuit party

it was a generation
before Dorothy Dandridge
70 years
before Halle Berry
when Nina Mae McKinney
lit up the big screen

& tonite she was hot
all over again

god I love the movies

1 comment:

richard lopez said...

great last line

'I love the movies"

me too