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. 

♥Melody’s Echo Chamber- I follow you♥

Two Dinè Men At 8PM 

Tonight, I descend my voice

Tonight, I bend my thoughts 

Tonight, my heart was so heavy

It should’ve took 

two tanks of gas 

to get home

 

Instead, I was numb 

as the tar 

on the road

and dull as the red

unblinking tail lights 

 

All headed south 

In lines 

And in curves 

 

I,

Trying to dismantle

a young memory

where comfort 

was never an option

 

I,

continue to drive 

through mountains 

and desert land 

 

With my tired mother

sleeping in the

passenger seat

toward a night sky 

that holds rain 

and thunder 

 

Yet,

I felt no thunder

and I saw no rain

to wash away 

guilt that renders

sullen reaction 

to drunken apologies

and protective pleas to stay

 

A brother and father

Two Dinè men

At 8pm

 

One to flee from 

and one to run to

Tonight, I leave

So, I do not 

say goodbye

 

♥Mazzy Star- Common Burn♥

Puerto Peñasco

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Mango + Chile+ Sunset= ❤
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3 boys fish market
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I’ve alot of statues in my life, this by far takes the cake. Ridin on a shrimp.

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Beckster and I taking a selfie.
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Finished Ocean Power and Where clouds are formed poetry book by Ofelia Zepeda and sipped on tea. Girls weekend getaway accomplished.

 

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Some pictures of my “Girls weekend getaway” in Puerto Peñasco or what Americans call, Rocky Point. I think it’s ironic that I’ve lived in Arizona my whole life and have traveled to so many countries but it took me 30 years to finally go to Mexico (which is only 2 and a half hrs by car). It was a fun road trip through the Sonoran desert with the girls and we stopped at the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument before crossing the border. New experiences and new appreciation of the desert indeed. After our weekend in Puerto Peñasco, we stopped in Ajo, Arizona. I noticed an alley filled with street art and knew we had to turn around, after a burrito stop, of course. I’m originally from Northern Arizona but the longer I have been living in Phoenix (Southern Arizona) I am finally appreciating the Sonoran desert and being surrounded by all the beautiful Indigenous plants (cactus, ocotillio, Aloe Vera, Yucca, etc.). I have never been to this part of Southern Arizona, at times it was new and exciting but yet familiar and homely.

♥Beach Fossils- Face it♥

Sun Shining on Water. Shonto.

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We are the bright light reflecting off the water

We are the sun shining on the water

We are the water flowing through the canyons

We are the roads that get you home

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We are the canyon rims that create unheard echoes

We are the canyon rims that create echoes heard

We are the canyon walls that protected our ancestors from Custer

We are the canyons walls that ache for you to come home

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We are the canyons where animals only dwell

We are the canyons where our wells have dried

We are the canyons that have heard you cry

We are the canyons where homes have been crumbled

We are the canyons where we have seen many stumble

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Stumble into something

Stumble into everything

Stumble into heartache

Stumble into Mistakes

Stumble into dreams

Stumble in schemes

Stumbles into love

Stumble into hate

Stumble in fear

Stumble into truth

Stumble into lies

Stumble into cries

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We are the ones that have seen you.

-Amber M.

♥Cocteau Twins- Sugar Hiccup♥

Empower yoself before you wreck yoself: Native American Feminist Musings Vol.1

Our etsy store is finally up! Proud to say I’ve never had so much fun making a zine with my BFF Melanie. Our 44 page zine includes topics from Mel’s letter to the governor of Oregon regarding the INDIAN MASCOT ISSUE and senate bill 1509 to a collage detailing URBAN INDIAN GUILT. It also has an assortment of artwork, poetry, short stories, etc. Also you get a free button when you buy our zine 😀 Click below to access our etsy store.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/NativeZinestress?ref=hdr_shop_menu

XOXO-Amber

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