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Manoa 15.1 (2003) 76
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Heaven around earth love around you earth around sun death around you sun around stars love death stars around universe heart hope mind universe around time sun stars sky time around death earth heaven time death around you
universe around mind Love around heart mind around heart heart around hope heart around love hope around mind love around death love heart hope mind love around death love around you
love around you death still to come Mahealani still the heart and mind love around you death mind heart hope hope around you
Pat Matsueda is the managing editor of Manoa and the author of two small books of poetry. She met Darlaine Mahealani Dudoit around 1989 and worked with her for several years, becoming a friend. The poem in this issue was written after reading an article on Dudoit's life and the events leading to her death in August 2002; written by Tanya Bricking, the article remains unpublished.