Help The Next Person

Felix Vallotton — Evening on the Loire, 1923.

By Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, Muskogee Creek Nation.

“For Calling the Spirit Back from Wandering the Earth in Its Human Feet”

Put down that bag of potato chips, that white bread, that bottle of pop.
Turn off that cellphone, computer, and remote control.
Open the door, then close it behind you.
Take a breath offered by friendly winds. They travel the earth gathering essences

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