(I Am) Her Glittering Existence
I am from the empty canyon walls underneath and hidden
I am from the place where white corn breathes prayer into the
I am from the place where yellow corn cascades pollen into the
I am from the sacred stories of our creation.
I am strips of three-leaf sumac carefully laced and woven
I am embedded into the white abalone clouds, dancing across a
I am the earth and sky placed together with Sá’ah Naaghai Bik’é
Hozhóon— beauty and harmony
I am the being of her creation.
Alyssa Nakai is a student at Navajo Technical University.