Feather and Stone Journal Of A Cross Cultural Traveler

Holding The Paradox

The year has turned its circle.
We celebrate our friends & family.
We celebrate the harvest.

Are we aware of the hypocrisy,
that this holiday is based on warped truths,
that it glosses over genocide?

Are we aware that the recipients of indigenous generosity
would become the agents of their destruction?

Oh but it’s a bitter irony that, in the midst of this day of plenty,
Indigenous people across this continent from Southern Mexico to Northern Canada
still face racism, poverty, and abuse.

But year has turned its circle and
we once again, spread the tablecloths over our blemished history.
One more time, we give thanks for all that we have
and we feast.

But there, at the end of the day
we are left holding the paradox.
We have swallowed the untruth yet again.

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