Who was I before I forgot your face?
Who was I before I forgot your name?
Who was I before?
My mother’s face, my father’s face, my brother’s face.
Mother Earth, Father Sky, Brother Wind.
Uya – Uya – Uya – Uhhhh
Mother Earth, Father Sky, Brother Wind return to me,
Uya – Uya – Uya-
Pure sound come back to me,
So I can be,
who I was,
before I forgot your name
The O – the M – the A – the YA –
The OM MAYA
Poems chosen from an anthology of poems called ‘For Crying Out Loud – Voice of an Exile’, published early 2016.