by Marcy Angeles
We are never alone because our Ancestors are always here.
Our hearts are the drum we hear.
The Rivers they drank are our ponds of tears.
We Re-Create ourselves as we rise from our Ancestor’s fears.
In our silence we feel our pulse,
The Eager Current pushing us.
Oh Blue Birds come to my window
& I’ll pour you a sip of K’oh.
The Winds move the soil that covers the seeds.
The Seas lend their moisture to bring the waters they need.
Shells in the Desert are a Mystery.
What now is our Valley once was our Sea.
Our Mother shifts herself to avoid stagnancy.
Re-Earth the Rebirth; ReBirth our ReWorth.
Marcy Angeles is a Two-Spirit Chiricahua/Mimbreno Apache & Guamares writer, painter, and musician from Southern New Mexico. Her paintings and poetry have been featured in Rest for Resistance Magazine, ReWire.News, Two Spirits Are Sacred Beings and in the 2017 issue 5 of Parallax Magazine. Her work is currently on display at the Branigan Cultural Center well into February 2020, she is the only Two Spirit whose work is currently in the museum. Living with C-PTSD, she has been turning her trauma into works of resiliency. Marcy has been one of the many Native American Two Spirits working to restore their place by the Sacred Fire.