Aboriginal Day

first a human being I be
fragile this flesh and bone
of thought, intention, exertion
sustenance and atmosphere
driving mechanisms
of composite chemicals and uproar

then Metis coalesces my blood
upon my shoulder, since birth
a braided sash of
red, blue, white, green and black
finally finds the sun, my heart
hidden, too too long

finally a citizen of
proud Canadian foundry
of unrefined magnificence
fills my veins strong
a forest, prairie, mountainous peace
brings the earth to my feet, my soul

© 2013 by DC Lessoway

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