today is a new day.
are known amongst the people
in the sentient forms
in all the influentials
that possess the ultimate power,
like that of nanabozho –
the renewer of life.
i take this flint –
shape it like sparkling ice
as an independent creation
as if to create life in others
of whom may have had plenty of misfortune.
it is here i fine tune it
into that of a small heart,
then mount it with the bottom facing outward
on an arrow and prepare it for flight.
this time when i send it
on its way, it will be in the nature of all naturals
and transformed in all the soothing customs
that multiplied through the air as if magical.
little by little the arrow points
began to leave the fingertips.
it was like as if spirits
in tribal music and chants
rejuvenated affection in all the joys,
as if somehow the heart
had something yet to offer
when it landed upright in a poetry circle.