the skins we wore

softened by saliva

sandals woven

in a sandy circle

humanized our footsteps

on the hunt for now

we ate a bread

of every being that lived

 

ground grass seeds

broken teeth

flesh of our gods

sacred prey

every step

on the land that owned us

between birth and death

holy and full of terror

we sucked at her spiny breasts

we lived

we sang our songs

we waited on morning

by the fragrant hearth

we slept on mats

we made offerings

blood dried on rocks