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colonizers carved into this land
connecting what is now called
lake union and lake washington
to the sound

colonizers carved into my ancestors bodies
pulled out their souls
and told them they were now
white

i drove the waterways
of my ancestors
to know i have no
place

bodies of water

colonizers carved into this land
connecting what is now called
lake union and lake washington
to the sound

colonizers carved into my ancestors bodies
pulled out their souls
and told them they were now
white

i drove the waterways
of my ancestors
to know i have no
place

Smitty Buckler, Seattle

 
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