all things old is new again

Photo by Giulia Bertelli on Unsplash

“Modernize!” They told us when we were young
Don’t wallow in old wives’ tales, antiquated norms
Don’t use what you have in gardens, in your own homes
“Buy. Buy. Buy.” They said and we all went along

After we lost our elders’ knowledge, our grandparents’ way
They are teaching us the value of sage smudge spray
In branded boxes, they’re selling back to us our own histories
Charcoal powder, turmeric lattes, even squatty potties

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Luna Ranjit

organizer at heart. strategy consultant by trade. mostly prose with occasional forays into poetry.