Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Tuesday, July 26, 2022: Maria Arana's poem "I Am an Elephant"


I Am an Elephant


I cry for the departed

when I cross their slain

carcasses on the road

of our ancestors


I trumpet loud

octagons in the sky

so the offspring

find a way out from loss


I stomp on broken soil

in happy thoughts

for our land is small

and our heart is strong


I wave for hours

until my voice is heard

and my skin is taut

in the abyss of men

© 2022 Maria A. Arana

Maria A. Arana is a teacher, writer, poet, and editor. Her poetry has been published in various journals including Spectrum, The Gonzo Press, and fevers of the mind. You can find her at https://twitter.com/m_a_Arana and https://aranaeditingservices.com

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