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Hinemoana Baker
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Letter From Iowa

Hinemoana Baker

Work by this Author:
   As a Child


at the pā
nā rātou te kawa
rātou ngā wāhine
e mau panekoti ana

my father
stands to speak

I am a needle of bone
on my aunty’s knee
I have cut my hair

handled gently
I am a thatched weapon
a flake of obsidian

something skirting
the boards of the house
as if it were a property

what he says is like
bread or a bruise

there is a rushing to the edges
the scent of kawakawa releases
into the dark-fleshed home

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