Nectar From Pearl River Sand

Jennifer Annais McSparin

Water drum, cedar, fire & ash bring
Motherbirds to my seeking mind’s eye
All night rattle & sing within a ring
Release a leadened dead butterfly—
From belly to sky for my soul’s delight

After tea & prayer song travels
Reaching morning star we exit tipi
“Ya wahnena ya wahnena hey neey yo wey”
Hums Hummingbird Singer—
Songs of reuniting, healing & flight