standing patiently

when you control our future

it’s the wisest choice



flowers continue

blooming in the chilly days

when we are absent



dressed respectably

we remind ourselves today

fear is not the path



we packed what we need

no hatred in our baggage

it has no purpose

(after the 1942 photograph, “Members of the Mochida family awaiting a bus to be transported to an internment camp,” by Dorothea Lange)