if all those things are
I guess my grandfather
and how he could still smile after all those deep winter nights
at the boarding school
and how she kept her Dakota heart safe inside
they must have been
the greatest magicians of all
Susannah Walker is an enrolled member of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians and a descendant of the Santee Sioux tribe of Nebraska. She has studied in France, taught English in Colombia, and went to graduate school at UNC. She currently works in western Canada and teaches courses in Indigenous Social Work.
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