ancestry

I often wondered
if she felt
the threads of her culture
pulling her gently at times:
a tether's frayed lines
lovingly woven,
stories told
by grandchildren's children,
their origins cherished
yet long forgotten.

History books still depict the
dignity of the Mayans
and Toltecs,
civilization's climb
from bare land
to contemplative sky
that her skin and eyes
still tell wordlessly.
Would Ekahau1 still
recognize them, his children -
splashes of laughter
in bright new tongues,
as she fashions artifacts
in their ancient bold patterns.   


Jon Bohrn (2002) ("Catal") 


1Ekahau - god of travellers. Maya mytholog
y.
their origins cherished, yet long forgotten...
origins 2003 Marko Tovarez

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