“Song of Speaks-Fluently”

I can’t resist adding this poem.  It is not explicitly connected to Thanksgiving nor is it a grace. Yet, It feels sacred to me.  It’s simple, rhythmic, and wise.  It directs one to what is important.  It raises a question as well, as to whether there ever was, or is  someone named Speaks-Fluently?  It makes me think about anonymity alongside collective voice.  Also it calls upon everyone to remember to use their own voice.  Don’t ever lose that.  Name yourself Speaks-Fluently.

“Song of Speaks-Fluently”

To have to carry your own corn far —

who likes it?

To follow the black bear through the thicket —

who likes it?

To hunt without profit, to return without anything —

who likes it?

You have to carry your own corn far.

You have to follow the black bear.

You have to hunt without profit.

If not, what will you tell the little ones? What

will you speak of?

For it is bad not to use the talk which God has sent us.

I am Speaks-Fluently. Of all the groups of symbols,

I am a symbol by myself.



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