jessicacolleenmcdermott

Poetry/Creative non-fiction/fiction

Bear River Massacre June 12, 2011

Filed under: Poetry — jessicacolleenmcdermott @ 2:27 pm

The road winds through the valley

like a knife.

We hit the Idaho border where willow trees

open into bloody fields outlined in sage brush.

You flip off the radio and we hear the faint

cries of dead Shoshone. Sunlight drips

onto leaves and prairie grass freely sways,

bending to the beat of drums.

Time pauses, and stillness eats my words.

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