Passing Beyond

I’m going to watch you die…

but before I do

I will foretell your story


The story of the White Bird

The Great Mystery

and the Silver Seed


The White Bird carries

in its talons

the Silver Seed of all mankind


A seed that will allow you

to move past what you have been afraid

of for so long


When the White Bird

passes overhead

it will drop the Silver Seed


You must be dead

before the seed

touches the ground


Then, the White bird

will turn into

the legendary Hawk of Thunder


And carry you off

into the land

of the great Wakan Tanka


The decision to leave

being yours

and yours alone


Passing beyond

what time has frozen

—passing beyond what then has been


(Pine Ridge South Dakota: August, 2011)

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