womyn/split into quarters/one tongue cut/loving self in halves
have we met?
wahine/my ea mud rooted /trace me in pō/fragments of moana scattered
have you seen me?
onna/a silent noh-daiko/Nihon buyo does not move here/ai is a foreign cage
have you remembered me?
mulher/um barco em uma cova/lábios touching air/are these bones not dead yet?
have you noticed me?
nǚrén/my skin is Nǎinai de gǔhuī/Wǒ de xīnzàng shǔ huǒ/laugh at this subtle breath
have i forgotten me?/
am i forgetting me?/
have i not met my own diaspora?/
am i not noticing my own river?/
is my river dried?am i just a ship in a grave? is my heart just a flicker of a flame? if i drink my ancestor's ashes will my skin remember them?
have/ we/ met/