in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux and all allies helping to stop the Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access Pipeline Project
They tried to tame me with drugs They tried to frame me with thugs They tried to lame me with bugs But we resisted They tried to maim me with greed They tried to shame me with creed They tried to name me with need But we resisted We heeded the prayers We stalled them with hugs we refused bounty from the hungry ghost snake oil No job can you loot No price can you put on water water is life from the amniotic sac to the tears that flow when someone cracks the shell of this world — water is life its endless flow overcoming the strife a faithful wife to Mother Earth yes she is in this age of gender-bender rife life circle is a not a pipeline!
Mankh (Walter E. Harris III) is an essayist and resident poet on Axis of Logic. In addition to his work as a writer, he is a small press publisher and Turtle Islander. His new book of genre-bending poetic-nonfiction is “Musings With The Golden Sparrow.” You can contact him via his literary website.
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