Monthly Archives: June 2017

Wild`Fire

Already the Land sun`scorched awaits a spark a careless match lightning strike cigarette butt a careless firework Even so the People grown brittle with conflicts in their politics kindle in piles at their limits to explode at a word Gradually … Continue reading

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Climate`Change

The new potatoes sit like green turtles in their mile`long rows late this year for flooded fields well into spring The farmers anxious about their harvest While corn which should be knee`high by the Fourth of July is barely five … Continue reading

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Field`Workers

See them working the fields in this fierce heat White shirts over bent backs red ball`caps on their heads planting seedlings down endless rows never looking to either side At first glance they look like pelicans grubbing for grain These … Continue reading

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Indigenous

We were born here on these hills Our fences the river out there in front of us the cliffs behind us The grasses feed for our buffalo When you came you asked us if you could fish our streams We … Continue reading

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We Were Strangers Once

We were all strangers once new kids in new schools who talked different than the others wore hand`me`down clothes shoes too big for our feet We didn’t even have bikes so walked to class every day In our lunch boxes … Continue reading

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