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The Return (Etheree)

By Kathy Engel

times ten
Bison back
to Wolf Point, not
a hoof on that tan
pasture for one hundred
forty years, only bleached skulls --
badlands, "my brothers and sisters"
Tote Gray Hawk said, first rust colored calf --
the healing, ancestor to ancestor.

Added: Monday, July 7, 2014  /  Used with permission.
Kathy Engel

Kathy Engel is a lifelong poet/activist/teacher. She has co founded numerous political/cultural/educational organizations including MADRE, The Hayground School, East End Women in Black, Riptide Communications, and most recently, with Alexis De Veaux, Lyrical Democracies. She is Chair and Associate Arts Professor of the Tisch School of the Arts Department of Art & Public Policy. Recent poems appear in Poet Lore, Poetry, and Women's Voices for Change. Engel was a featured poet at Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2012.

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