if you do not
know your own name
call out to the wilderness
call out to the dirt
put your hands inside a rock
& tell your back it is a fossil
pray to the winds
with your whole tongue
& swallow every miscarried dream
wipe the blood off of your mouth
with the courage of a headwrap
bow down to your tiny remorse
fleck your sadness off with a new day
if you still do not
know your own name
call yourself unforgettable
pick yourself out of your own teeth
smile away the pain