by Honour Stahl
I dance to remember my mother
my grandmother and her mother too.
memories of all the selves I have been,
from future to present to past.
I move with the body of ancients,
of women who’ve carried me womb to their back.
who’ve brought me to the earth I am standing,
and trust me despite what I lack.
My role on this earth, it is simple
to kneel down and to pray in the grass
to honour the bodies that brought me
and release the dogma of mass.