For Earth’s Grandsons

Stand tall,no matter your height,how dark your skin

Your Spirit is all colors within

You are made of the finest woven light

From the iridescent love that formed your mothers,fathers

Your grandparents all the way back on the spiral road—

There is no end to this love

It has formed your bodies

Feeds your bright spirits

And no matter what happens in these times of breaking

No matter dictators,the heartless ,and liars

No matter—you are born of those

Who kept ceremonial embers burning in their hands

All through the miles of relentless exile

Those who sang the path through massacre

All the way to sunrise

You will make it through—

Joy Harjo