When my aunt was a little girl, Imelda Marcos was First Lady.
She stood by her man. All the little girls saw.
My uncle met Imelda last year.
My brother, born and raised in America, asks me
who Marcos is. I say, A dictator.
My uncle corrects me, A visionary.
My uncle and aunt slow-dance.
She does not let go.
Anis Gisele is a recipient of fellowships and awards from VONA/Voices, Everyday Feminism, 4Culture, Artist Trust, King County, Hugo House, and Jack Straw Cultural Center, among other institutions. They come from Manila, Philippines, and currently live in Seattle.
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