Thursday, 5 November 2015

3 Poems by David Groulx

After the fourth beast sang

First we ate our dogs because they understood
devotion
and then we ate our horses because
the buffalo
were gone
and then we ate grass
because the land was ours


An Apology

Windigo lived in a stone house
and dreamed of eating Indians
the feet tasted best
and then apologized to the Indians
hidden in his icy heart


Residential School Orphans

When the girls be came pregnant
the priests made the boys
dig the graves
in the darkness

They dug
placed the babies inside
the earth

The graves left
unbaptized
unmarked

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