North Dakota

By Gerald Vizenor b. 1934 Gerald Vizenor
east

the whole moon
burns behind jamestown

seven wings of geese
light the thin ice


west

the asian sun
bloody on the interstate

spring flowers
break on the gray prairie


exit

fingerprints
on the rearview mirror

feral shadows
transposed near fargo

Gerald Vizenor, “North Dakota” from Almost Ashore. Copyright © 2006 by Gerald Vizenor. Reprinted by permission of Salt Publishing.

Source: Almost Ashore (Salt Publishing, 2006)

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Poet Gerald Vizenor b. 1934

POET’S REGION U.S., Southwestern

Subjects Nature, Landscapes & Pastorals, Trees & Flowers, Animals

Poetic Terms Free Verse