I have to admit, yesterday’s poem was a toss-off. I’m ashamed of it. I don’t even know what it means. I broke the no-bs rule so that I could get this done with and hang out in our empty house with my HP. In doing so, I ignored what was truly speaking to my soul yesterday, and forgot the work of art. The work art does, I think, is to bring both great beauty and great evil to light. This piece, by Montana artist John Isaiah Pepion is incredible, and it is what I should’ve poemed about yesterday, if I hadn’t been so lazy.
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3) There’s a reason why President Obama happens to want to come to the very heart of where this atrocity—the Keystone XL Pipeline—would pass through.
4) At heart, despite many, many political compromises (which are the nature of the job, unfortunately), President Obama is a good man who wants what’s best for the planet and all of its residents.
5) Therefore, he is going to Standing Rock—to Indian Country—to feel the power of the Indigenous resistance to dirty oil, so his spirit can feel the ancestors compel him to do the right thing.
Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/06/13/obama-standing-rock-and-keystone-xl-pipeline-shortest-thing-about-skins-column-ever“