I am THE SEX GODDESS OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE
so don't mess with me
I've got a big bag full of SEX TOYS
and you can't have any
'cause they're all mine
the SEX GODDESS OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE.
"Hey," you may say to yourself,
"who the hell's she tryin' to kid,
she's no sex goddess,"
But trust me,
if only for the fact that I have
the unabashed gall
myself a SEX GODDESS,
I mean, after all,
it's what so many of us have at some point thought,
we've all had someone
who worshipped our filthy socks
and barked like a dog when we were near
giving us cause
to pause and think: You know, I may not look like much
but deep inside, I am a SEX GODDESS.
we'd never come out and admit it publicly
well, you wouldn't admit it publicly
but I will
because I am
THE SEX GODDESS OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE.
I haven't always been
a SEX GODDESS
I used to be just a mere mortal woman
but I grew tired of sexuality being repressed
in late night 900 number ads
where 3 bodacious bimbettes
heave cleavage into the camera's winking lens and sigh:
"Big Girls oooh, Bad Girls oooh, Blonde Girls oooh,
you know what to do, call 1-900-UNMITIGATED BIMBO ooooh."
I got fed up with the oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh
I got fed up with it all
so I put on my combat boots
and hit the road with my bag full of SEX TOYS
that were a vital part of my SEX GODDESS image
even though I would never actually use
my SEX TOYS
'cause my being a SEX GODDESS
it isn't a SEXUAL thing
it's a POLITICAL thing
I don't actually have SEX, no
I'm too busy taking care of
important SEX GODDESS BUSINESS,
I gotta go on The Charlie Rose Show
and MTV and become a parody
of myself and make
buckets full of money off my own inane brand
of self-righteous POP PSYCHOLOGY
because my pain is different
because I am a SEX GODDESS
and when I talk,
Because, you guessed it,
I AM THE SEX GODDESS OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE
and you're not.
S E X G O D D E S S O F T H E
W E S T E R N H E M I S P H E R E
Petulant, videogenic poet who was chief beneficiary of MTV's fleeting fascination with spoken word culture. Estep's mini-tirades made perfect, pithy inter-program soundbites in the manner of Denis Leary; she featured prominently on the channel's 1993 "Poetry Unplugged" special and its subsequent "Spoken Wurd" tour. With her backing band I Love Everything, Estep released No More Mr. Nice Girl (1994; on the record label of Nuyorican Poets Café, the New York venue where she made her name in "poetry slams"), but record sales were as hard to come by as continued MTV support.
MTV Poet Laureate Maggie Estep is not a normal girl.
"I sort of wrote my first poem so that I could use the word cheese alot."
"I've witnessed the deaths of (too) many of our distinguished Nuyorican poets, as well as Padrino Miguel Algarín's giving birth to the Poet's Cafe. It is a center within the universe where we become family, where elders empower children, where our souls find a watering hole and, no matter where we came from, our hearts cultivate the space our minds call home."
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