Dakota, 2016

November 21, 2016, Prescott-

Beneath a pale moon,

above sacred ground,

misguided footsteps

go on the offensive.

In a battle over water,

the liquid itself

becomes a weapon.

Icy water, cold hard rubber

and pepper spray

all make for a rude awakening.

There are no dead,

in the wake of

the raid by the new cavalry.

The dead hearts are

miles away,

in a corporate boardroom.

10 thoughts on “Dakota, 2016

  1. Nicely said, Gary! There are beginning to be such conflicts, though not yet demonstrations or violence, over water in the South Coast! It rained an inch last night — that won’t solve the drought, but it will definitely help get them through till desal water is available!

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