Thursday, July 26, 2007

Please take a moment

Sign petition, repost this & help save Arizona sacred sites

Here’s an urgent online petition to help protect Apache Leap and numerous other sacred sites from desecration by copper mining.

The land in question is part of the ancestral lands of the sovereign Native Nations of the Apache, Yavapai, Hopi, and O’Odham.

These Nations have not given permission for this land to be mined— and yet, there’s a bill in US congress about to pass which would grant the Canadian mining Company Resolution Copper, unmitigated access to the land.

In other words, the bill will make them exempt from all NEPA mandated processes, making it legal for them to destroy and violate the land, including areas referred to by non-Indians as Oak Flat, Apache Leap and Devils Canyon.

As well, one of the few perennial streams in Arizona will likely be emptied of all water — not to mention the ability of the People to practice Ceremony will be seriously impacted.

This bill will be passed unless 20,000 signatures are collected in 30 days.

Please take a moment to sign your name on this Petition, and pass it on to others.

So far over 1900 signatures have been collected.

If you want more information, please see:

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Skip James sings


Saturday, July 07, 2007

Poem update

The matter was corrected, and you can now view the poem here:



Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Palm Sunday

the zipper has plans.
to undo what has begun
takes a careful seamstress,
a weaver of stars,
a diorama.
tonight the ties talk,
exchange numbers.
the stockings inch close -
caress the whalebone stitch.
the breasts, hidden
under palms,
long for diamonds.
legs part posies,
slick skinned
weasels under wire.
the mouth
forms an "o" -
escape for
feathered prey
like mistake or
"we should not.”
the cuff links
stay forgotten
beside the bed.
the sofa, a gilded swan,
glides with us,
posed as we are,
like mannequins
of so many beautiful things.