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the river & me

oh Duwamish
can I trouble you for a clean glass?
trouble me,
                  Please
all.ways movement & depth
(un)certainly never
ease
a pacificnorthwest islander
i’s shed my share of cerulean seas
lend & bend myself too easy
to the constant red-raw flesh of great mother madrona trees
& still we be

the river & me

oh Duwamish
can I trouble you for a clean glass?
trouble me,
                  Please
all.ways movement & depth
(un)certainly never
ease
a pacificnorthwest islander
i’s shed my share of cerulean seas
lend & bend myself too easy
to the constant red-raw flesh of great mother madrona trees
& still we be

Stephany Hazelrigg  38,

Xicana Mestiza and European American

 
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