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I’m honored to have five of my poems included in this recently published book by Center for Humans and Nature: University of Chicago Press.

Your Inheritance

This Earth you call home

Was not created by chance.

There was no magical wand

To stop man’s inhumanity to man.

There was no magic wand

That kept all life in oceans, air and land

Free and clean

So you could breathe, swim, be nourished

Without fear or grief.

There was no magic wand.

It was I, millions of I’s

Generation after generation

Who preserved, restored, and renewed

This legacy now in your name

For generations to come.

  Frances H Kakugawa: from What Kind of Ancestor Do You want to Be?

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