blood part one

sinks down into the earth

through mud, dirt, and snow

black red, congealing

it stains


the earth remembers

many wars over the millennia


fist strikes face

sword enters side of body

gun fires rapid shots knocking them all

down dead

and the blood drops,

drips down

cheeks, arms, legs,

between toes,

soaking the earth

in a blood bath

shed in colonization

and resistance


the earth shakes loose

trying to get the blood off

in every effort to forget


it scatters

and falls

leaking back

down the long grasses

down into the dirt

down into the roots


the earth remembers the blood


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