Sunday, November 17, 2013

Knife-Wielding Eskimo Girl

Who is this knife wielding Eskimo girl
Cutting the frozen chunk of maktak before her?
She sharpens her ulu,
And jokes of cutting her finger.
Her hair is as black and fluid
as the oil that is extracted from the land her ancestors are buried in.
She pops a piece of whale blubber into her mouth,
Like a piece of bubble gum,
And says:
This is lunch
Caught from last spring.

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