Poem: Wounding of Our Womb

She played classical music,
Lightly,
Sweetly,
At 8:00 am in the morning,
Lightly,
Sweetly,
Drank her coffee,
Made the bed,
Lightly,
Sweetly,
The dark woodwork,
Lavender,
Vanilla,
Floral colors,
Country feel in a suburban home,
Simplicity,
Love,

She played classical music,
To ease her day,
Maybe to,
Ease my day,
Down the industrial freeways,
Like a race,
But to survive was a skill,
Small car,
Old car,
Old Ford,
Love,

She played classical music,
It filled up the home,
A home that was once filled up with noise,
Violence,
Pain,
Fear,
Hands on the face,
Hands on the face,
Love underneath,
Love,

She played classical music,
The wounding of my womb,
Dreams,
It was painful,
The wounding of my womb,
The wounding of a young girls womb,
I had felt like I was crippled,
Curled up in a ball,
Beyond oppressed,
Although speaking,
I could not speak,
Beneath it all was the strength of love,
Love,

She played classical music,
It was healing,
It was light,
Sweet,
To travel down the industrial freeways,
To the urban core,
To feel what I felt,
In the wounding of my womb,
Our womb,
We cried,
There was pain,
Oppression,
Violence against Native women,
Young women,
Learning to be powerful,
Learning to be role models,
Learning to love,
Love,

She played classical music,
Sometimes I turned the station on in my car,
All the way down,
Down the industrial freeways to the urban core,
The urban core which wounded my womb,
Wounded her womb,
Wounded our womb,
I've wrapped myself in a bubble,
A bubble or protection,
A bubble of healing,
A bubble of healing love for you,
My friend,
To heal,
To be free,
To undo the chains of violence on your body,
Oppression,
Colonization,
One day,
Free,
Love,

She played classical music,
One day it stopped,
It was divine timing,
Or right on time,
I still play classical music,
For healing,
For the healing of the wounding of my womb,
For the healing of the wounding of your womb,
Love can heal,
Love can decolonize,
Love can free up oppression,
Native sister to Native sister,
Anishinaabekwe supporting another Anishinaabekwe,
Love.