Spirit Bone

~ Soldier Blue
 
fierce forces
dispersal
dispossession
gi`-no^_she

you might
assume
I speak 
soully
only...of 
human beings?!
not so
no^-xe...spirit
no^-xe....wa-hiu`
spirit bone
zhu`-dse mo^-i^-ka
red earthen spirit 
it is what connects us
to the rest
of creation

Soul  
is a boast
a verbal mouthing jab
at being 
above perceived 
lesser beings
in/ control
a sense of
of dismantelist destiny
authority

to us?!
as sovereign
first nations?!
it means nothing
verbal forges
burnt words
da`-cu-da
burnt grounds
no offerings
no solace
for earth
soul tool(ed)
soul
a disconnect
to promote...
"divine right"..

the balance thus lost
I am through 
schoolin' you
catch up 
to my conversation
should you wish 
to be better
informed

the Dine`
have a saying
" to walk in beauty"
half of you
have forgotten 
which people
have this name
for themselves...
most of you
in your...
pre-structured thinking
wanna go
hippiesque  
and have not even 
one clue
of what I mean
by "to walk in beauty"

the meaning is more
than I will say
if you want to
walk it further
do your own research
with heart...and humility
I am not here to
spoon feed you

to  walk in beauty
with the rest of creation
is a balance 
of all things..
connection to
ALL that IS
creation
knowing your place
of stewardship
that gift...
also includes...
RESPONSIBILITY

understanding 
that  responsibility
is ALSO a gift

duty...honour
respect for earth
are the gifted tasks
meant for human beings
among others
'nd has nothing
to do with 
with the gross
of greed
plundering
nor the rapine
of using all
as you see fit
nor  conquest
nor harnessing 
of energies
or any other 
colonized sounds
you can utter
that require
an alien death
of something else...
for your benefit
land...animals
land based...river bound
or ocean formed beings

humanity
is not in charge
there was never 
any such intent
placed upon the creation
of human beings

zhu...no^-xe
flesh 'nd spirit
that we should 
rule all else?!
is ludicrous!!
we are just 
another strand
of formed life
'nd it  would seem
many of you
have forgotten
the being part

fully half 
of your story
no^-xe
the spirit
you were 
created with
flesh
is merely a 
made bag
to carry the bone
of YOUR spirit in
wa-hiu`
on this earth walk

a memory
of divine 
to be greater
than flesh
you're too stuck
in the mud
of your skin
and I have no reason
to waste 
more than the 
minimal on mammals
who refuse to
act
better than the 
morasse
they have made
of themselves
forgetting origin
in becoming
( soo civilized!!)


drought  parched earth
man-made dust
regions
by over population
no controls placed
upon your chronic
self involved 
greed infested 
bones
wa-hi`

red earth has a name 
for such insatiable greed
weendigo
monstrosity
natural evolution
or selfish manipulated
devolution

wa-dsi-ni
welcome to your 
disease
the one 
that will 
choke you out
sooner
than later
do-dse_u-thi^-ge

we`-ts'a
california
form of disaster
dispersal
dispossessed
snake driven by smoke
withering heat
the flame of 
human madness
misfortune
conceptual trauma
fostered 
upon those without
human speech

the only evidence
the scars
the welts
upon their flesh
atrophied muscle tone
which you...
then eat?!..
what kind of necrophilia
is that?!..
you EAT!...
the disease 
you made!..
what?!...
kind O like 
that 
mad cow thing 
yea?!..


sho`dse
smoke seeping through 
holes and warrens
of those who  pay
no rent
'nd yet 
still/ pay dearly
for the landscape
they are part of
sho`-dse
we-ts'a 
so 
smoke finds snake
tendril/intangible
deadly signet
of fire
no  substitute
for a/
breath of FRESH air!
ni-o^

a reptilian and found
smoke  displaced
driven /fearless
e`-to^-ha
distance
becomes a losing battle
a breath
of heat and injury


RUN GODDAMN YOU!!
RUN!...CRAWL SLITHER!!..
....GODDAMN IT!!....

sssaaahhh!/
no escape
nowhere to flee
for refuge
we`-ts'a
turns!....to fight back!!...
shi_a`-ki-tha!!..
the only way
it knows how!

no politik
agenda
no banners
no wrist bands
or smart phones
(what the hell is that
anyway?!)
no  pc hyper driven
roles to play
of self censorship
just the WILL
to LIVE!!...

willing to fight 
to the end!!
for  survival!!..
burning circles
embers
pe`-dse_ci-tse
flames 
po-e`
an enemy to strike?!
no weakness
no softness
maybe with 
your sense of the
twisted....you'd like
to call snake
a terrorist
insisting on 
attempted survival
because it can not 
w/stand
the massive blunders
you/
have made 
in land management!
trees....those 
who stand praying
morph(ed)
become living torches

sap exploding
smothering
the rasp sounds
snake would make
ts'e_we-ts'a
death found snake
snake came upon death
one more bone returned
to essence...spirit..
fangs extended!..
body...coiled!...ready
to strike!!...at?!..
snake died
an unconquered death
its being
even after
a testimony
to undaunted courage
a stance
of defiance!..

would you say
this was being
non compliant?!...
to your plans of
devastation?!
ni`-the...annihilation!!...
o^
smoke/foam
sho`-dse
bo`-ta-to-xa
fluoride/florida
RED BLOOM
MY ASS!!...

toxic waste
discharge
fines for illegal 
ocean dumping
the E.P.A. 
cost of.."doing business"
NOT 
a natural phenomenon!!

female killer whale
pushing its dead
just borne seventeen days
grief response!...
to STARVATION!!!!....
you scoop the ocean
pollute it
w/o thought
'nd death is
what you reap!!....

well?!...it's finally 
caught up with you
you can't hide it
kind O like those
olde...small pox blankets yea?!
the tonnage  OBSCENITY!!
of dead sea creatures
stationary or otherwise
great and small
sand dollars...sharks
sea turtles
Orca pods 
IS NOT  due to
natural causes!!...

ho^-ba_githa-de
your day of reckoning 
is upon you!!....
confess it!!...
I speak with no
religious fervor
I promote no
environmental cause 
I espouse
no hidden agenda
of retribution
or return of all lost
or stolen

at the last
I/ like snake
will stand 
at the ready
I will bring no
victory
that you would recognize
I will not be
the last man 
standing...
I will but give
the best I can offer
and with honour
I shall pass

AND I PRAY!!...
WI`-GI-E
WE-TS'A
THAT I LIKE SNAKE
SHALL DIE WITH DIGNITY
AND IF NOT?!...THEN AT THE LEAST
I TOO SHALL DIE  
AN UNCONQUERED DEATH!!...
as one
with all 
my loved ones
GhostRoad borne
walking...
forever walking
our way home
u-tsi`!!!...
no^-xe_u-zho^-ge
u`-be-hni

no^-xe...wa-hiu¬
borne as we are
with full understanding
of who WE
are...spirit & bone
sho^...it is done

a singular epitaph
a`-ba-tsi-zhe
to act in desperation
regardless
of the consequences...
sho^...it is done
it is what I am told...









Xeriscaping the Apocalypse
~ Dr. Dawn Karima

Broken-footed, low in the arch,
Feet dropped solemn on the march from the plagues,

Run away

From wildfires and hurricanes,

No delay

Made by drought, famine or cage
Will stop their pursuit of an end to the End of the World



Untitled

~ Russ Letica


When you pray or talk to the Creator let the words flow from your heart


Like a dance or a song in harmony with what is in the best interest, not for oneself but for all of creation 


It is the unselfish heart that vibrates in such a way to affect change in a good & positive way 


Let go of fear because it will certainly not let go of you


Remember we all are related & dependent on each other 


Water is LIFE; the air that fills our lungs is LIFE


What we do to those we do to ourselves.




The Things We Forgive (An Apology to Mother Earth)
~ Dr. Dawn Karima


The Things we forgive begin with a stutter,
Weave into a whisper,
Wrapped in a scream.


We sew medicine into beads and feathers,
And leather, to make them heal in our dreams.


The weight of the heart is a cruel transaction,
Measured in fires, winds and blood,
And mud.


Water, a weapon of too much or too little,
Exacting revenge for our toxins in tears.


Years of crying, Mother Earth fights dying,
Weary of the poisonous Things we forgive.