Upon Our Arrival
Bring cash and coin,
they make money easy at the casino.
Jane Fonda could be there, Gary Farmer, Heidi HeitKamp.
Spirits in the camp are good, it’s an ultra-stellar colony,
Turtle Island, deep dreams of deep ecology.
The local currency: breath and backbone.
News from the front line: big storm forecast,
so are miles and miles of cars. This narrative spirals inward,
no second coming, see how the center holds.
Morton County’s finest blocked the bridge on the Cannonball.
they want to make the river a moat around their fortress,
but today she stands with her rabble of heroes.
Maybe we have seen nothing like this before;
but defense of the seventh generation,
number one promise for a long, long time.