Artwork: Andrea Lekberg, Mixed Blood

Acrylic on linen cloth, Museum of the Plains Indian, Browning
© 2019 Andrea Lekberg

Mixed Blood
after an artwork by Andrea Lekberg

Flowing through our paths of life
Finding our strengths and our weaknesses
Our hearts and our hurts
Our spirit dawns from the pulsing
Blood surrounding our bones
Sharing these drops
From our families
Our parents
Keeping our minds on track
Forgetting in their race, who we are
Under one eye
All the colors flow the same

The taste of copper on the tongue
From all ends of our souls
Gathered together into one
From 16
To 8
To 4
To 2
To you
Four pieces of one whole

Emily Williams