- Interstate 40 from Albuquerque
to Gallup -
witness to the brown people
stumbling Sunday afternoon
and to Tsaile, the mountains, dark buttes -
- "Where's the rain that feels so good?"
"Maybe if the Hopis and Navajos
quit messing around," Ackley says.
The brown people losing trails
- "Where it has always been."
and finding trails and losing them
and finding again -
in the far distance.
From Woven Stone by Simon Ortiz (originally from Going for the Rain), Vol. 21, in Sun Tracks an American Indian Literary Series, University of Arizona Press.
© 1992 Simon Ortiz
Books by Simon Ortiz
- Woven Stone, Simon Ortiz, Univ. Arizona Press. (Hardcover)
- Men on the Moon : Collected Short Stories, Simon Ortiz, Univ. Arizona Press. (Hardcover)
- After and Before the Lightning , Simon Ortiz, Univ. Arizona Press. (Hardcover)
- Speaking for the Generations : Native Writers on Writing, Simon Ortiz (Editor), Univ. Arizona Press.
- From Sand Creek : Rising in This Heart Which Is Our America, Simon Ortiz, Univ. Arizona Press.
- The People Shall Continue, Simon Ortiz, Children's Book Press. (Library Binding)
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