Remember Your Ancestors Generously

remember and count your ancestors generously
you are not alone
find the place that knows this inheritance well – the nook of your elbow, the curve of your hair
let yourself feel some light – the wind against your back, the smell of morning rain carries you
you are not a spider’s web
you are not a gray pillowcase crumbled
remember and feel company
the chatter of many voices
the smell of home cooking in the background
go there, breathe

ask for what you need

Prompt by: Hana Worku