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Volume 14 • Number 1 • Spring-Summer 2022

Savanna Tisher

For Susie

She’s from the smell of whiskey and fresh oranges
From bonfires and burgers on the grill
Sitka, Alaska, and Britton, South Dakota

She’s from tulips and snap peas in the green house
From hair curlers and silk robes 
“Don’t forget where you came from:” 

She surely never forgot

Savanna Tisher is a 16 year old Junior who goes to Yaaḵoosgé Daakahídi High School. She was born in Sitka Alaska but was raised in Juneau Alaska. She wrote this poem about her Grandmother and how she remembers her.