What’s is remembered, lives.

TheFeatheredSleep – Survival and Remembrance

TheFeatheredSleep

When you die

people will talk you up

fatten your totem pole into fierce faces

of defiance

because you were strong, because your blood carried

the weight of your legacy and your ancestors

when you die

I will wear your ring on my finger if I am still around

and every sunset will pull the moon down

her mauve redolence

aching in my chest

to hold you against me

for when you die

memory will become a marriage

between us, and the ether

I will live in the past ever more so

recalling the days we spent

living our life in each other’s gastropods

it is my belief we carry within us

the seeds of ancestors and loved ones

blood and violets, oshibanain focus

and each step we make on this earth

we walk alongside the invisible ones

who hold us up when the going gets tough

recently, the going…

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