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Ceremony at Cannonball River

Water upon my face,
I thank you.

Water upon my lips,
medicine to me.

Washing my hair in
Cannonball River –

strengthens me.

I place cedar roses
in water,

as sun opens
her eyes.

I stand against
the black snake,

with my fist to the sky.

Dedicated to Standing Rock

Ceremony at Cannonball River

Water upon my face,
I thank you.

Water upon my lips,
medicine to me.

Washing my hair in
Cannonball River –

strengthens me.

I place cedar roses
in water,

as sun opens
her eyes.

I stand against
the black snake,

with my fist to the sky.

Dedicated to Standing Rock

Gerri L. Williams,

Muckleshoot

 
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