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Sister Stews

I am from a place —
lovely ladies of Lehua —
Oli Komo welcome chant

Wode shuofa conveys
my way of speaking out
inside the pancake palace

One day of cyclones —
how the ocean fooled us
with rains, tsunami waves

Little church girls fall —
find the middle of words
after years of common talk

Uluhaimalama peace comes
to nations where plants regrow
up out of darkest earth into light

. . . . .

Poet: Susan Powers Bourne
Source: Hawaii Women Poets
Process: Pick and mix cento