we are right there hoping that the conversation will shift
maybe we are hoping that donald trump will disappear
maybe that the landscape can change
maybe we can make a borderlandia
where the rides take you across the land
underneath the skin of pacha mama
where we can place together the hybridity
of our d.n.a.
we are no longer foreigner in our own snake skin
this is the mending of our beginning
somewhere in this we re-member we are two things
a nation of native of america before america before colombus
and a nation of immigrants for the word
there are too many names for the names
first nation peoples. across this turtle island
where the people have called themselves the peoples
before they were named anything else.
this is our homeland. all of our homeland
because it is nobodies. it will never be anybodies
she decides. she decides when it begins
and when it ends.