Pokhara II.

pot of tea

Pot of tea
I have so much left in this pot of tea
Just me
In Nepal, enjoying the scenery
“Are you from Asia?” They ask me
I shyly smile and shake my head
This weird Mongolian looking brown girl who speaks English, what is she?
I stare down at my pot of tea
From A to B, I live for that pot of tea
But what is she?
I am me
I say
I have my father’s Mongolian features
And my mother’s bashful Kinłachiini smile and curiosity of the world
And they are both Navajo
I am them, as they are me and we are of the people, Diné
But I think “Hey!”
I fit in here as if I am any other Nepali girl
But no, I am from an unknown tribe exploring the world
With eyes wide open
Just me and my pot of tea
Going from A to B

-Amber M.

♥Aphex Twin- Xtal♥


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Amber McCrary is a Diné zinester, feminist and writer. She was born in Tuba City, Arizona (Diné Bikeyah) and raised in the Reservation bordertown of Flagstaff, Arizona. In the small town of Flagstaff is where she discovered her love for Punk Rock and the Do it Yourself Culture. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in American Indian Studies from Arizona State University. She is currently an MFA candidate in the Creative Writing Program at Mils College. She enjoys many things in life such as tea, traveling, writing, reading, sulking, gardening, eating, smashing the patriarchy and learning about cultures and her own (Navajo/Diné). She currently lives in Oakland, California. Her work has appeared in Yellow Medicine Review, Bluestockings Magazine, Cloudthroat magazine, 580 split, Warship Zine and the Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Interdisciplinary and Intersectional Approaches 1st Edition.

2 thoughts on “Pokhara II.

  1. Amber,

    I’m just discovering you after I found your Etsy page, I’m so glad I found you. This text almost brought a tear to my eye. Your words are so well chosen, poetic. What is this picture on the table? It’s hypnotizing me..
    I wish you well and I’m going reading the rest of your blog!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Wow! Thanks 🙂 The picture is a postcard I bought in Pokhara that I really liked because the girls looked like two Navajo girls to me 🙂 I send them to my friend back in the states. Sorry it took so long to reply I haven’t signed into this blog in almost a year. I recently went on a trip out of the country (France) so I thought I would write about it. Thanks for reading 🙂


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