dear shaman

my friend
she needs help
to be healed

like you might step out into the rain
the continent gone
but the grass and air still there

like you might remember her
never having seen her

as you might seize over the wind
your hair
striated flesh
netting the night

please accept this petition
that even as the wires of the clouds
spread apart and converge
your eyes like hers
solder for the shrine of the earth
her body endowed standing
arched slow
should be made whole

Robin Wyatt Dunn was born in Wyoming in 1979. You can read more of his work at Read other articles by Robin.