The longhouse is like most others: elongated
And meant for rustic living.
Waup,* whose ancestors stretch 15 generations
Plus, busily skillets flat corn-bread
Half mixed with maple syrup and mustard-ginger.
The rest will accompany chilli pinto.
Beneath stern-eyed tin plated portraits, newspapers
Sub-titled ‘noble savages’
Habitual Clan Mothers gather and discuss
A country’s war profiteering.
The day rolls over into antiquity. Vigorously…
Survival re-invents itself.
(*Waup Athoo Kwey = White Fawn – & thinking about
Standing Rock’s Dakota Sioux ‘environmental crisis’)