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THE OLD ONES by Jeffrey Littrell

an enduring sense of loss

a timeless sorrow shall remain

from the genocide of cultures

red apocalyptic rain


scars upon my heart

from wounds so long ago sustained

driven from the sacred land

where no buffalo remained


the spirits of my ancestry

still try to teach and guide

I feel a hand upon my shoulder

when my pain will not subside


late last night, I heard an owl

it’s mournful cry of warning

I feel The Old Ones coming soon

I laid awake ‘til morning


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