Ancestor Work

I Belong to This Land; This Land Doesn’t Belong to Me

Herd of wild horses running in front of foothillsA herd of wild mustangs near Benton, California. Like me, the mustangs are a product of colonialism and they have a complex environmental and cultural impact.

I am a child from nowhere, a long string of wandering ancestors trailing behind me Some forced from their native homes long ago, some more recently By war or economy — conquered, defeated, starved, persecuted They carried their wounds with […]