They Dwell

They Dwell Sweet and sharply fir Alpine Evergreen A forest in a needle Pulp and timber Sappy bark lumber Aromatic Incense-y Branches climbing upwards Towards sunlight Snowloading New growth As embers light Like flakey flint Smoked in pipes Outside of tipis Around bonfires Under midnight Communing with the Muse Of nightmares And dreams And faintContinue reading “They Dwell”

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Invading

Invading Schemed, Their banners lean. Glint of moonlight Colors spears a pale white Bobbing to This quiet tune. Flags are stained red, An approaching dread Creeps on through, Below view. Thrown The gauntlet down. Cold Arrowheads of ice. Painted herbs and spice Black below their eyes, Peering nerves unwracked, Through stone wall cracks. The scentContinue reading “Invading”

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Chieftain Mist Breaker

Chieftain Mist Breaker The bottom of the shaft Of a spear Hits the sand. A foreign substance To bare feet. Beads around necks And leather throngs Of mothers and fathers Where under their stern eyes Designs were painted, Same as on the sticks That held their young ones. Dragged behind Their footsteps in mud WereContinue reading “Chieftain Mist Breaker”

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Hawaiian Corvidae

Hawaiian Corvidae Hanging On a chain Around a neck Consider an early gifted Die cast sheen Swaying in the breeze Ages ancient ‘Alala cawed and Alala was prayed to Islands ago Volcanos yet To show These are the skulls Of dead Hawaiian crows

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