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Moana Murray

This funny little dance
between fibers & threads
fingertips &  skin
breath & soil

Wrapped around your finger like freshly exposed muka 
Kua hāroa

Roughly bound together like para of that processed silk 
I tīrahatia

Is it intentional?
How we found ourselves here
Did you mean to lull me?
Into this sweet mauri tau

Bundled, revered, held
Placed right where she should be.

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Moana Murray (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kura, Ngāti Kauau, Takatāpui) is a grateful mokopuna, a kairaranga, a creative, and a scholar. Through her creative practice, Moana embodies how the formerly-diasporic and takatāpui Māori forge new routes to belonging and reject colonial constructions of what it means to be Indigenous. @zoemoana

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