Afakasi

Written by Linda Rollingson (Mariner) 
NZ Born of Samoan/Canadian descent

 

What are You? They ask in Wonder

Fair Skin, Dark Hair, Accent like No Other 

I AM Two Worlds Colliding 

I AM Seeking and Never Finding

What are You? They ask in Wonder

Daughter of Canadian Father

I AM Hot and I AM Cold

I AM Half- Never Whole

What are You? They ask in Wonder

Daughter of a Samoan Mother

I AM Sand and I AM Snow

I AM these Pieces of My Soul 

Don’t you Hear? Don’t you See?

I AM the Space In Between

I AM AFAKASI.