Friday, July 24, 2015

Love letter to Pōhaku:

Inspired by Noʻukahauʻoli Revilla 

4 to fill the mouth
to stop the hunger
from foaming over
2 for each palm
ʻiliʻili keeping rhythm
craddled between tight fingers
thousands for the ahu
the paia
 – the ala nui

1 million ʻai pōhaku emerging from ʻāina and ocean
protest passed carefully between generations

chewing rocks for water