A Salmon’s Song

57 total words    

<1 minutes of reading

I, once sang the Salmon,

Gave you my voice

To send signals echoing

Above mountain tops

Down to rivers and valleys

As only you can do

With your wisdom—

Your knowledge—

Your creativity—

Your human heart—

A voice with no other recourse

But to do the right thing.

It is time to return

My voice to me.

  • Frances Kakugawa

    Frances Kakugawa, who currently resides in Sacramento, was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii in Kapoho, which was demolished by lava when she was 18 years old. She has taught for many years in the Michigan and Hawaii public school systems; conducted language arts workshops for teachers in Micronesia and in Hawaii; and was a curriculum writer and lecturer for the University of Hawaii.

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