A Testament of Time

As dusk descends into the valley beams escape the sullen sky reaching to touch the Rez of marsh and pine with golden rays that shine on this land that knows the devastation of policy. The orders were to clear cut and pressure the people to farm a land not farmable leaving an empty shell of…

Ancient Stones- A Villanelle (rewrite)

                Ancient Stones Stones whisper the truths of history buried deep below our pit of fear ancient tongues tell stories of mystery carried by water they travel swiftly tumbling between realms and here stones whisper the truths of history only a few hear without prudery bestowed a gift with…

Rays of warmth touch waters of northern wood the brown ground thaws.

Barefoot in Winter

A draft escapes the illusion cast upon a winters day, circling low above the toe touched wood as the cold settles in I ask, Will it ever end? Will the birds sing once more? Will the sun kiss my bones warm? ©River 2013 care for a reading

A Wolf Knows

Howling in a chorus of song from on top of Indian Mound Ma’iingan scans the cities below as a single tear appears a cool mist spreads it’s wings across the valley his broken heart bleeds while his relatives fall. 9/2013 Indian Mound Park overlooking the Twin Cities. ———————————— A Wolf Knows Through a trail of…