The old ones want them falsified,
the children beg that they be true.
They all want to hear my own story
which on my living tongue is dead.
I search for someone who remembers it,
page for page, thread for thread.
I’ll lend them my breath, give them my beat
to see if hearing it wakes it in me.' ~ “The Storyteller” by Gabriela Mistral, trans. by Randall Couch