beaded trout

Datura's Embrace

Datura....Exotic....Alluring.....Intoxicating...
To walk with her....
Is to not fear...
death...but to embrace
the purity...of existing..
Sun dagger...Golden purifier..
to fall deeply..into...
the depths of her..
being....yerba del diablo...
the flower opens early...
nocturnal...pollinators...giving life..
walk in and merge...
remember yourself...your image..
never lost to her...
or allowed to take...
angels trumpets..moon flowers
deleriums death..love potions..
she'll take you away...
if you forget yourself..
never to return...from
the embrace of Datura...
can you keep your
mind...as you walk
in a trance with
the woman and the sun....
how you see her....
determines how she speaks
you hold the key....
to the heart of
Datura...in your mind..
flying in the spirit...

Anne Karpiak


contents of issue 2

Before I Forget
Lee Francis IV

The Man They've Come to See
Edward Dang

Datura's Embrace
Anne Karpiak

untitled
Lorraine Cathey

medicine
Sandy Eastoak

NEW WORLD
Indira Allegra

there will be singing in the morning
ire'ne silva

Dawes Commission: Found Poem
Qwo_Li Driskill


Anne Karpiak Biography

Anne Karpiak is a Cherokee Descendant of Elizabeth Walker...whose Bear Village was desicrated when she was a child. She was adopted with her brother by an Indian Agent who was working with Chief William Holland Thomas and sent to school. There are no records of her or her brother....listed as cherokee...


Permission to publish poems in this one context was granted by the authors, who unless otherwise specified, hold copyright on these works.