If I told you I dreamed life into being would you see possibility?
If I told you I fell from the sky when Poacher slew Eagle would you understand the feather hat band?
If I told you I gave a hero’s name to a coward in the guise of an imposter do you think the truth is better left unspoken?
If I told you I fathered my father as he fathered his, yet my son fathered no one, can you tell me how I came to be?
If I told you a hunter shot an arrow through my heart on the day that I was prey; pray tell me, please, how this buck loved the hunter ever-more?
If I told you I was noble with royal ancestry and blue-blood in my veins, could you understand the blessing of living in poverty from my birth?
If I told you I had an introspective talk with Bear, while Coyote conversed with Hare, and Crow played paddy-feathers with Hawk, could you tell me which was worthy to remember?
If I told you I carved totems of the ancient ones while blindfolded in the bowels of Mother Earth, can you guess my connection to you?
If I told you I’ve saved lives and gave life, will it cleanse me for those I’ve killed? And if I told you life is death and death is life, can you reason beyond the madness?
If I told you I am coming home, will you die for me? And on the day that I depart, do you promise to live again?
If I told you I’ve lied the truth and built truth out of lies, can we agree I’m an honest man?
If I told you that I love you, would you see me now anew and know you hold the key to all I’ve said?
© JW Thomas