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ma muama hope

ma hopema mua

ma muama hope

ma hopema mua

ma muama hope

ma hopema mua

ma muama hope

ma hopema mua

ma muama hope

ma hopema mua

ma muama hope

ma hopema mua

ma muama hope

ma hopema mua

ma muama hope

ma hopema mua

ma muama hope

ma hopema mua

ma muama hope

ma hopema mua

when my feet follow father across the rocks,

there is always a moment, before sea meets skin

like a storm, like a house of drums,

when my body is

inside me a legacyʻai pōhaku wāhineanswer

ea, daughters, ea mai loko o ka pō.

freedom hungry. ua lawa mākou

i ka pōhaku. we are barefoot and believing

that poʻe tell the satisfaction of rocks, tell the satisfaction of gods.

⁠— Noʻu Revilla


Noʻu Revilla (@moowahine) is a queer ʻŌiwi aloha ʻāina, educator, and poet. Protect Mauna a Wākea. Kū Kiaʻi Mauna.