Monique Mitchell: “We Were”

(“Tomorrow’s Voices Today“ is a new series curated by poet and educator Mike Sonksen.)

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The Earth remembers:

  1. The cry that cracked her open
  2. The day your car smoked

like the incense I burned 

in your absence

  1. When I grew tired 

of bending backwards

and took to yoga–

a wearied warrior gazing in the mirror

We were mirrors once

Canyons echoing laughter

Narcissus and his lake

The Earth cannot find us

The canyon collapsed

The lake has run dry

Where do we go when we’re gone?

What are you looking for?