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  • Writer's pictureCurtis Ackie

water springs

'Grandmother said:

"The sap is rising

in your bones.

Wear the cloak I wove you

so that your body

draws the eyes of the night

and drives away the bad spirit

from the words in your mouth."'

- Hubert Matiúwàa, excerpt from Moon Rising, First Rain (translated by Juana Adcock)


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