Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Poem: Sand Creek


1.

Beneaththecliffs

farinthecountry

quietday

50squaremilesof slaughter

sacreddragonflies

fewpeople

sunflowerswobble

huntingground

cast their bodies

upthroughgrayrock

cicadascli ck

bloodintheflowers

gauzy

wingsonwind

long si len ce

the soil


2.


after the slaughter

Cheyenne warriors sacked Julesburg

cutoffsuppliestomerciless


Denver

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