Feb 15, 2019 - Love & Sovereignty by Tyrone Ross Thompson

Love & Sovereignty

Again a center denied
it’s roots
A confederate bias demanded
with premise and inclined
to gain attention
the colonial seal
cutthroats & government permission.
Inanimate tradition.
The hundred sixty
three year cycle
of pretend humility,
also a language teacher’s humanity
couldn’t pass validation
of the Confederates
the continued service of redemption
marked by subjugation.
A few natives of institution
decided the metric
of ancient space & resolution
allows consistent confliction.
The sacred space & humanity
measured by mortals.
Denying the Wyam ancestry
with fake love & imperial sovereignty.

By Tyrone Ross Thompson “Kuni” Wyampum Nez Perce

Last Real Indians