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Shətrəni (Seeds)

We wake.
As waves.
As bodies of water, breath, sky, blood-born, land-hewn, urgent,
        ancient children, yet-rising.

slhémexw
q’ep
kaachani
y’aak’a
insiman
Inaki
qəlb
ʔəsɬaɬlil
Ma xicochi
Prophecy. Sacred maps
        in this, Child.

Be strong. You are born.
Of water. Of land,
stars, and sky. The Ancestors,
they are here.

Shətrəni (Seeds)

We wake.
As waves.
As bodies of water, breath, sky, blood-born, land-hewn, urgent,
        ancient children, yet-rising.

slhémexw
q’ep
kaachani
y’aak’a
insiman
Inaki
qəlb
ʔəsɬaɬlil
Ma xicochi
Prophecy. Sacred maps
        in this, Child.

Be strong. You are born.
Of water. Of land,
stars, and sky. The Ancestors,
they are here.

Sara Marie Ortiz  34, Acoma Pueblo

 
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