After time where my soles
Have been matched with concrete
To feel the web of the forest
Suffocates my hope.
The ancestors meet me.
My brothers and sisters too.
It’s a time where the shadows of leaves hold the secrets
Where the ripples in in the water said my name.
When I run to the river as an old friend.
And feel our song and hear
Our prayers and touch our tears.
Family, I stood by the pool at the center of our life circle.
I pulled a stick through the water and saw your dreams as phosphorus,
Swirling like dragons breath.
To feel the ashes of our meetings as the end of lineage
Rooted me deep as the opening bud
Searches for new life.