[ The Buffalo ]

Poems by CJ Wells
Among the Eagles
Black Horse
Buf­falo Bull Tail
High Raven
Long Wolf’s Shadow
Old Doll
Peach Madonna
Red Bird
She Has Many Horses
Sit­ting Bull
Snowy Owl
Spar­row Hawk
Spot­ted Hum­ming­bird
Star Bun­dle
The Bad­ger
The Buf­falo
The Crow
The Hum­ming­bird
The Ravens
The Snake
Thomas Amer­i­can Horse
Weep­ing War­rior Hum­ming­bird
Whis­pers While Walk­ing
White Buf­falo
White Wolf
Wig­gling fish
The Buf­falo
I make the earth trem­ble under my hooves, with
my broth­ers. We are thun­der. We carry the lives of
many in our bel­lies and on our backs. We’ve
heard the song of the Sioux, Crow, Camanchi,
and Nez Percé. We’ve heard the cries of
Crazy Horse, Sit­ting Bull, and Roman Nose.
We’ve heard the cries of hun­gry chil­dren.
We’ve heard the cries our­selves…
as we were slaugh­tered in the dust.

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