Saturday, May 26, 2018

the burden of memory

Time Rides

time rides these mountains,
wearing them down,
burdening them with memory,

at the Cherokee Museum, time was also heavy,
story after story revealing
the Cherokee coming into their power,
then story after story
of the Cherokee burdened with a new world
that had no room for them,

their people, like the mountains,
burdened with how time has ridden upon them.

by Henry H. Walker
May 19, ‘18

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