Poet’s Corner: Deposit

  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017 9:36pm
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Deposit

By Steve M Schoonmaker, Kasilof

What of Human investments,

what do they mean?

What are the gifts that come in from the Streams?

And our Human economies

what do they mean

to biology’s truths at the Bank

of the streams

At returns nursery, in it’s link

to the Sea, where if just left alone

continuance would be

But if Gifts are for taking

for the Eagles in trees

for the Gulls on the sandbars

for the stakeholders needs

with our minds about budget

that can live without means

If giving’s what gives

then what gives is the Streams

Unless giving is giving by just letting be

by Humans grown conscious

by take’s scarcity

Our Human economies,

what do they mean

concerning these matters

at the Banks of the Streams

where deposits are made

and then left to grow

for the gifts of the Salmon

and a life they can know

it’s this gift of themselves

that’s biology’s truth

Let’s give Salmon deposits

Yes, and given from you

Yes, and given from me

Conscious of truth

For continuance to be

No more blaming to do

For continuance to be

it’s now, or past due.

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