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Raptor's Eye

EarthCare Elders repurposed our red brick industrial BrownField Including a rusted metal box the size and shape of a giant's coffin orange and dingy brown metallic flakes floating toward sacred ground along river's sweeping bed. Here lived a m other racoon as had her Elder EarthMother before her, members of an indigenous EarthTribe with river wisdom long before our anthro-privileged patriarchal/matriarchal political and capital economic divisive time. Because of Mother Racoon's prior claim, our Elders could not remove this blatant blight from their waterfront views when they salvaged the metal roof beneath it to install solar panels and repurposed metal blades for wind turbines facing south toward Long Island's soundless waves and marshy breezes, rapture to the raptors. So, instead of decapitation the rusted tomb for racoon's rest was brushed, redressed high up above our healing river and painted firey red with a black raptor's feathered eye guarding west across autumn's sky relentlessly watching our rivered valley as trees burn orange and rich crimson and mellow yellow. Our sacred river eye of gratitude for River Gaia's flowing watch back through transportive time. She brought us rich soil, luscious drinking water from the North, seeds of grass, raspberry and blackberry vines, mountain laurel, blueberry and cranberry bushes, maple and oak and chestnut and evergreens, Edibles and ornamentals, mushrooms and nuts, berries and squash and melons, herbs and strawberries, squirrels and frogs and b ears, cats and wolves, bats and eagles flowing and following upstream sometimes But, mostly down deep under, sprouting magical thunder awe and sacred wonder All this before our Raptor's Eye for those who see what other's hear of EarthTribe's mystery.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2022

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