Kinłání Crybaby

Even to this day

I am a Kinłání crybaby

A rupture of bigots

Wanting to sell me a golden ticket

All in the while fingers are crossed

Behind their backs

While something lacks

Behind a smile

That wants my autonomy to be

Controlled by their bank

 

I am a Kinłání crybaby

That has grown up

Seeing my transient relatives

Wander the streets

Drinking all our trauma away

Then to read about it

The next day

Exposure, in a cold lonely tunnel

 

Where bottles and bodies

Come and go

By the Wal-mart on

the east side of town

There are nights, I worry

My brother, himself, will have

A 10 word description laid out

In the local daily scum

He was someone’s son

They will not say

 

Bilagaana’s probably wonder

“Why is she such a Flagstaff crybaby?!”

We acknowledge them now

But do they?

 

Do they know they are a guest among Doko’oosliid?*

A female mountain whose presence tells us

Hozho is not just a word but a way of life

 

Snowbirds, they say, outsiders, come every year

To trample on snow that was not meant to be

Instead they ask

“Why are you crying?”

The American way tells us

Home is everywhere

And we are a guest nowhere

 

This Kinłání crybaby

says you’re a guest, yes

But what is a guest among the sacred to you?

 

♥Solange- Mad♥

*Kinłání- literal translation is many houses or Flagstaff, AZ

*Doko’oosliid- Abalone Shell Mountain or the San Francisco peaks in Flagstaff, AZ

Daughters of the Glittering World*revised

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Daughters of the Glittering World

***

Rivers of ignorance disjoint

In the Yellow World

Where a river of pride divided

Altsé hastiin, First Man

 and Altsé asdzáá, First Woman

      A disheartening division      

     

In this Glittering World

Shiny sons we were meant to bear

Our men tell us to learn

“But don’t get too smart”

Be a leader

“But you can’t lead your people”

 

Sometimes, I feel the water

at my feet

Is the river coming back?

Or is this all in my mind?

 

Is education

forming these rivers

between my unborn

Kinłichii’nii babies

and their father?

Or is it ignorance?

 

These colonized times

have made the

violent waters run rapid

Swept away

our culture and language

 

Leaving heirloom

lands naked

then overruled

by knotted weeds

 

However, the daughters

of the glittering world

Hold the tools

To weed out our sorrows

Sow the seeds of the forgotten ones

And Germinate love, once lost

 

We are the daughters of the glittery world

Rest assured we may sulk and sigh for our

Loved ones

Our Resilient Roots

Are strong enough for any Sadistic Storm

Or Raging River

                                                                           So bring the water

 

For we are the daughters of the glittering world

                                                                                              And we know who we live for

***

♥You look so good in love- George Strait♥

Natives with neural activity (copy and pasted zine style)

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Materials: Paper, ink, pink highlighter, pressed flowers, contact paper, copy machine, glue stick.

♥Broadcast- Subject to the ladder♥

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The silent, subtleties of

Natives with neural activity

around these relatives

Boom to the ears of the corn

blast to the beans temples

and cuddle the cotyledons

Seeds with technology and instinct

KNOW

 

Then they swoon into the soil

Caress and cradle

roots spread

And stir

With dirt in between

Swollen bulbs

 

Feeling the weight of a

Tender energy

Guide down and deep

For they know it’s time

To germinate

And validate

What they were born for

 

To gift

To nourish

And to continue a cycle

Of some kind

Perspiring preparation

Laughing anticipation

leads to a new season

of hope

 

The water is ready

and

The sun has not come

Soon enough

♥Bent- K.I.S.S.E.S♥

D.A.N.G! Vol.2 (Daydreaming, awkward, native, girl) 

Will be premiering D.A.N.G! (Daydreaming, awkward, native, girl) Vol. 2. This Saturday at the Albuquerque zinefest, October 7th, 2017 at the Harwood Art Center (11am-6pm). Might be doing a short reading/Q&A as well. Hope to see you there! Cover artwork by Jeff Slim. DANGvol2Cover

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♥Melody’s Echo Chamber- I follow you♥