Colors on the Reservation

22 Aug

by Stella De Genova

Turquoise blue sky hangs over
orange clay pueblos
hot afternoon sun beating down

Arthritic fingers still nimble enough
to thread liquid silver strands
through red coral and fire opal

Amber beer bottles shattered on the road
black slate stone for protection
cold mountain nights chill to the bone

Deep, dark lines
ingrained in brown faces
hold secrets not to be told

Hair graying, brown eyes fading
look up to the new god in the heavens
praying for another tomorrow

Stella De Genova has had retinitis pigmentosa since childhood and is a visually impaired artist (Art by Stella M. De Genova).  She has a special affection for the people, colors and flavors of the southwest.  See more about Stella on the Statement page of this blog.

 

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3 Responses to “Colors on the Reservation”

  1. Mani G. Iyer August 22, 2013 at 8:54 AM #

    Stella:
    You made a really colorful splash into poetry!!! Beautiful. I think this is only the beginning of more to come. 🙂
    mani

    • visionthroughwords August 22, 2013 at 4:09 PM #

      That is certainly a compliment coming from such a beautiful poet himself.

  2. Al DeGenova August 23, 2013 at 2:54 PM #

    If that’s your first shot at poetry, not bad at all!

    Love, Al

    Sent from my iPad

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