purple flowers with a view by the lake

By: Tunchai Redvers

walk on the land
the earth my ancestors cultivated
with their spirit
their stories interwoven into
the threads of root and grass
that whisper beneath my toes
and hear their laughter
hardened by resilience
but softened by the hope
that their generations of children
will walk
as I walk
and breathe strength
an unburdened will
to continue to speak the stories
that tickle my feet

Tunchai Redvers
Tunchai Redvers is a Dene and Métis queer/two-spirit social justice warrior, poet and wanderer, originally from Treaty 8 in Northwest Territories. She currently lives in southern Ontario where she is working towards a Master of Social Work, while running We Matter, a national nonprofit organization committed to Indigenous youth empowerment, hope and life promotion.

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