We Were Stolen
One day when we're all gone
and you think we've disappeared.
You'll realize we were stolen. The earth
will continue to split herself open in mourning.
The morning sun will no longer rise because you failed
to protect those who are so powerful they're in sync with the moon.
And soon, hurricane, tsunami high waves will cover the land
in the water you didn't care to protect because
you thought oil was more precious than life.
Our Mother will shake in her wailed grieving so hard
to stir you from complacency. Pipelines will break
and the fractured sites will turn flame
as Mother Earth sets herself on fire.
And as you're being swallowed whole
you'll wish you paid more attention, wish you listened,
wish you believed, wish you protected
instead of abused or misused us.
Don't just bear witness at rallies or see us in headlines
that declare "missing" then "body found" then "murdered"
and then claim that you'll protect us.
See us when we're alive
not just when we go missing, get stolen, and murdered.
Remember that we are real, we are worthy, and
we deserve to be seen with each beat our hearts take,
each beat our hearts make
as we continue to birth revolutions.