Thursday, July 21, 2016

White Rhythmic Wizard/ White/ White Planetary World-Bridger - Cosmic Turtle Moon of Presence, Day 25

dg nanouk okpik, Inupiak/ Inuit.

Split Bone

by dg okpik

A break in the blood vessel from split bone
like a porcupine quill pierces my ulcerated foot.

Decrepit I walk with wolverines
on the edge of the ice shelf. I neatly stitch

with two threads a cyst containing blood.
In the opposite poles of a cell a shallow alcove,

of the northern Pacific a right whale swims
in a rancid blue stew full of milk salmon

which feed brown bear. I transfuse quantum
in gradients of one minus energy, a closed universe,

foraging death in a another body, mixing with black
blood, I become a carrion beetle, bones outside.

A figure shaped like an inverted heart
stiffly mingling between body blue inuas spirits.*


dg nanouk okpik is Inupiaq, Inuit originally from Alaska's Artic Slope. Her family resides in Barrow, Alaska. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA in Creative Writing from Stonecoast College. 

okpik is a recipient of a Truman Capote Fellowship. Her poetry has been published in Touchstone, Ahani: Indigenous American Poetry, Many Mountains Moving, Poet Lore, Washington Square, Red Ink, and Sentence. 

Her first chapbook was included in Effigies: An Anthology of Indigenous Writing from the Pacific Rim (Salt Publishing, 2009). Recently she her poetry has been anthologized in Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas, (University of Arizona Press, 2011). okpik's first full-length book Corpse Whale is forthcoming in October 2012 from the University of Arizona Press.*



Kin 214: White Rhythmic Wizard

I organize in order to enchant
Balancing receptivity
I seal the output of timelessness
With the rhythmic tone of equality
I am guided by my own power doubled.

Calm indifference refers to bearing the slings and arrows of fate, the criticism and hostility of others; having equanimity in the face of loss or gain.*

*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2015-2016.

The Sacred Tzolk'in 

Svadhistana Chakra (Kali Plasma)

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