what survived were our bodies.
our hearts, our blood, our bones
our skin who thirsts to hold the sun
our lungs blessed by shared breath
as we inhale each other in greeting
they left us strength
consumed from our fingertips.
our stomachs become steel
nourished by warm love
that settles in the food we eat
they gave us two mouths
soft lips with sharp speak
resistance in our blood
rides the rivers on the backs of both hands
in these life giving walls
in our memory bearing wombs.