Today is a Good Day to Die

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Recorded Reading: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fyjum2d6x6lopv9/today%20is%20a%20good%20day%20to%20die.mp3?dl=0

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Today is a Good Day to Die

In the Lakota Nation
Danger’s never far away
No matter what apologists
For modern ways might say

There yet exist a multitude
Of natural enemies
The kind that feels most happy
When it others’ mis’ry sees

And when it hovers, threatening
These warriors will say
“Today is a good day to die”
Translates to “Hoka hey!”

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cultural adjustments

(This poet spent time in both her teens and her thirties living in the backcountry of America’s “Bible Belt”)

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Recorded Reading: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fx96nl3t4tb4k2q/cultural%20adjustments.mp3?dl=0

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cultural adjustments

well son don’che know there’s
whole big swaths of ‘is ol’ back
country where you don’ git
outa yer car after pullin’ up
inna driveway

nosir
ain’ no doorbell
ringin’ goin’ on in
’em neighberhoods

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A Good Thing

(A note of current reference regarding statements in this work would be the observation that successful forgiveness does not necessarily preclude processes of justice)

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Recorded Reading: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wgi6dapvn3ckg60/a%20good%20thing.mp3?dl=0

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A Good Thing

A truism, but true, it be
That we ourselves must truly be
Or know no genuine delight:
Dancers must dance, and writers write

Write of things that others hide
Which habitual abide
In the shadows of each soul
Releasing them, become we whole

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Sonnet: I’m So Sorry

(There’s not a one of us who doesn’t have reasons to sometimes feel this way)

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Recorded Reading: https://www.dropbox.com/s/10nu34e23josuwg/i%27m%20so%20sorry.mp3?dl=0

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I’m So Sorry

To dear ones I look back upon and feel
I might have done a fairer service to ~
I would my errors I could all repeal
And find a way to make them up to you

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