I awaken in a calm foggy meadow at daybreak with a massive herd of white buffalo. They all have a different vibrant blanket on their backs. Their faces shape shift, but are wise and kind. A spirit woman stands up in and rides one buffalo. As others join I see the ancestors are coming. Some buffalo become white deer or giraffe, a white camel even an elephant. Ancestors, shamans, grandmothers, and cheifs from all time manifest into the herd to give them direction. The buffalo stampede through a beautiful vision of smoke fog steam on a field of ethereal white tan grey mysts everything melts together as one. Their eyes turn fierce red focused as they run through the meadow, all have the same red eyed white buffalo face now. I turn around and somehow am riding in a stampede of ghost buffalo angry at something for very good reason. I wonder why when by nature they are so gentle and kind. I am unafraid, yet my mind screams “WHY?” All I notice are blankets of every design floating on the mysts like a quilt of hope ready to cover a great darkness on the horizon and the distinct smell of fresh clean spring water. The first spirit women she comes to me and for one moment the whole scene stops and I hear the softest whispers answer, “life”.
Lennée Reid is a geeky veganish ecclectic mystic poet activist QPOC single mom survivor goddess on the spectrum who doesnt like labels. She has appeared in the UPS DIRT! project, Creative Colloquy, Tattoosday, Lost Tower, Works In Progress, Spectrum Women, and her chapbook “Universal State of Mind”, published by The Girl God. Lennée has featured and slammed across the country, was The Olympia Peoples Mic first WOWPS representative, opened for Pussy Riot, was heard on Paradigms, Tell It Slant, and Wheel of Wonder. Her spoken word album “The Second Coming of Matriarchy” is available at lenneereid.bandcamp.com
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