Norm Esdon

Heritage Lost

I have the stones
but not the bones
of my ancestors –

their bones:
concrete-slabbed beneath
the dammed lake;
their stones:
transplanted north
to higher ground.

Of my ancestors
all I have are lies –

carved in stone;
their stones
but not their bones.

Norm SD Esdon

 © 1991 Norm Esdon (used with permission)

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