Sunday, March 19, 2017

First Arrived (Day 60)


Taking in the South— 
an allusion to
when you first arrived,
carrying the weight 
of so many others, maybe
a little bit crazy.
Everyone thought 
our energy was funny.
What a refugee is: being 
a conqueror of the world,
not a dirty word.
Gathering on the patio 
in the cool aqua evenings, we
are such fighters and warriors now—
on the move, singing
like birds, a political idea 
we have come
to represent. You
are welcome to
take more than just one look.

(c) 2017, by Hannah Six