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Janice Mirikitani

  • We were made to believe / our faces betrayed us. / Our bodies were loud / with yellow / screaming flesh / needing to be silenced / behind barbed wire.

    • Janice Mirikitani,
    • "Breaking Silence," in Braided Lives ()
  • I am iron butterfly ... / I am she/we / of flesh / and iron / and silk wings, / healing, flying / into a gentle blue sky.

Janice Mirikitani, U.S. Sansei poet, activist

(1941)