Creator of Swords

waterwalker // firekeeper
by Kai Minosh Pyle | December 26, 2020

I dress the truth
in a red ribbon skirt
adorn its feet with
quilled deerskin mocs
the truth wears a t-shirt
 ‘strong resilient indigenous’
and beaded earrings
to its shoulders

oh debwewin
I put on these clothes
like armor and shield
while I hold pails of water
dreaming of your fire

Kai Minosh Pyle (they/them) is a Metis and Sault Ste. Marie Nishnaabe Two-Spirit writer originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin. Currently, they live on the Dakota people’s homelands in Bde Ota Othunwe (Minneapolis, Minnesota).