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…

Forgotten Trail

A seven part poem from my manuscript, Spirit Songs. Forgotten Trail I My grandmother always remembered me amidst her dementia and forty some grandchildren. No matter how many years in between she puckered her thin lips my way motioning me to sit upon her round lap of baby flab and boobs. I was smaller and darker…

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…

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…