The terms of a sister


Annette Arkeketa

begins in the womb
we swim
towards a nation

umbilical reach
blue infinity

severed by lightening
striking the core
of this hemisphere

we emerge
brown as earth
red as sun

children of chiefs
medicine women

this is me
this is you

power preserved
to ignite
the darkness

From Terms of a Sister by Annette Arkeketa

© 1998 Annette Arkeketa

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