A small tree perched on the edge of a dune. Lake Michigan behind it, turquoise and blue.

Lake Michigan: an Animist Prayer Poem

Mishigami Mishigami the Great LakeMishii’igan the Grand LakeIninwewi-gichigami the Illinios’ Sea Ancestors of PlaceThis space where land meets waterechos of thousands of voices, what came beforecalling on the wavesin rush of air.I call to those who love, have loved this place.I sing to the waves in honor.I remember. I remember. I remember. Why Territory Acknowledgements in …

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