Calls to Indicate Safety in Numbers
Copyright © 2019 by Lehua M. Taitano. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on June 10, 2019, by the Academy of American Poets.
the memories nimble, place your fingers inside the mouth of her hair.
The history there is one motion, told and retold by millions of bodies
over hundreds of years. Sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin,
lover, friend, partner, braid me. Keep the tales of what we cannot forget here.