HI | Aloha, May Sky

Tule Lake

Aloha, May Sky

Hear us, sisters —
the mouse is yet dreaming
liturgies, choosing our names

One name Kōnia —
marked a wall’s waikiki side
far above her final resting place

Poetic reflections —
stateside internment camps
shadow the brightest tomorrows

Kunihi ka mauna —
steep island mountains stand
still, realities recolor our dreams

. . . . .

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