• Poetry

    retro-migration

    retracing ancestral stepsI find my signature written across the world I am the ancestor of myself inside me before I knew this name I lived in New Zealand on ancient Maori totems my eyes are carved Hindu statues of Bali laugh when I approach recognizing an old friend inside Bandelier cliff dwellings a fire burns welcoming me home in Nepalese temples the stones  call to me in dreams Indigenous Peoples cave paintings  my hands ache I look in wonder at what I created  only forgotten I cannot see until I step outside the continent of me In soil, water and blood I reflect forming a new once again renaming myself…