Shark Eye

One of the halau at Merrie Monarch did a dance in the name of Keku`iapowa, who was the mother of Kamehameha the Great, and her craving to eat a shark’s eye. And it ran out into a good draft so I’m only going to put a few lines here:

It is the gods put a taste in my mouth, a destiny
I will transform by teeth and tongue and gut and bring forth
into the world as dance and song and shit
and a son…

This one I definitely want to come back to next month, as it is one of two successful poem-things about Hawai`ian women.