Tuesday, April 17, 2012
at the dark of the moon
the Indian women gathered around the small fire in a teepee.
Within their protective circle
shawls pulled tightly around their shoulders
the Sisters told their stories
spoke truth of relations
divisive in their lives.
Here, the others listened, prayed, offered wise-dom and advice.
They listened, prayed, offered wise-dome and advice.
If a Sister appeared on the third moon
with the same problem and complaints
the circle quietly rose
left her to the sound of her voice
and settled elsewhere.