Bones

I taste the air of times past as she walks and I ride toward the tar covered trail lined of birch and pine. A distant hum echoes softly in the breeze as I tell her a story a memory of another time walking with Willow on my back and a leash in both hands a…

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…

Another Moment

Beneath the numbness a tingling comes and goes announcing life and death pain and loss in a world blinded by difference and run by fear the everyday is flavored a mundane mix of denial another moment gone another kiss missed 1000 steps behind my yesterday’s lover tempted by temptations wrung through blades of glass today…

Warrior

A midst the troubles of loss and the hell’s of pain I gained the art of crafting a path for my stumbled steps unlocking the woman I am to face the disease I’ve ignored. I began by molding mistakes into steps and lessons learned into stones building blocks I laid outside my back door. Forming…

The Land of My Blood

Along the border I inch closer to the land she once called home, breathing in the northern smell of pine and deep waters. I turn westward, leaving the crashing waves behind for the last leg of a journey that began a century before when an Indian woman died far from home never completing her circle….