Bridge Perspective

Irene Nakai

i must be like a bridge 
              for my people 
i may connect time; yesterday 
    today and tomorrow - for my people 
        who are in transition, also. 
i must be enough in tomorrow, to give warning 
     if i should.
i must be enough in yesterday, to hold a cherished secret.
Does it seem like we are walking as one?
Irene Nakai. "Bridge Perspective" printed by permission of the author. Copyright ©1980 by Irene Nakai.

As printed in Larry Evers, ed. The South Corner of Time. Tucson, Ariz.: The University of Arizona Press, ©1980, p. 91.