at this point in US development
one might call it that
it is right to consider options
the obvious one resides within

nations exist here despite
what is commonly referred
to as one nation under God
as an amnesiac’s delusion

our nations of Indians align within
boundaries and travese beyond
as historic neighbors closer
than distant no matter which region

let’s consider a petition
to become naturalized as a local
Indian to build a new nation
close to the ground with memory.

I’ll miss my minder
since now she’s gone
over mountains distant

She might return
but can’t know when
and you’d think a joy

to a prisoner
left now alone