Not Much Without

You are a bridge.
You reached out your hand
And found me.

I loved you.
I still do.

We are not much without connection.
We are not much without community.

Author’s Bio

M-A Murphy (she/they) is a second generation Irish settler who completed her Master of Arts in 2020 in the Gender and Social Justice program at the University of Alberta in Amiskwaciw√Ęskahikan (Edmonton). Her interests include memory studies, climate justice, settler responsibility, Indigenous-settler relations, transformative justice, mad studies, healing justice and intersectional feminist praxis, to name a few. She loves building community, organizing, making political art, writing poetry, being gentle, and challenging dominant power structures. She currently lives on Snuneymuxw territory on what is now known as Vancouver Island and is starting to publish more poetry and art with her heart wide open.