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  Smoke Signals: Climbing up the Cliffdweller Ladder
by Sage Sweetwater
Saturday, October 21, 2006
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the day~22~1876

Shawpita sends up three
puffs of smoke using fire and
blanket, one puff for call of attention,
two puffs, everything is okay, three puffs for
something is wrong, false moccasins on crooked
feet, wearer of weak soul/sole, cliffdweller ladder
has been duped,

the True wood from
Anasazi ladder came from
forest fifty miles away, Shawpita
carves authentic ladder Native tattoo
on her arm with sharpened Wildhorse
Canyon obsidian, colors with soot and
red ochre, Shawpita's strong, she's climbing
to the top,

spirit Mesa Verde
ancestors hear the snake,
smoke signal drifts timeless
across the skybody of Anasazi
laws, blackness settles over the cliff
dwellings, patina cliff sun-baked varnish
bleeds under the ancient hewed-out petroglyphs,
Shawpita sends up three more, false moccasins
dragging a leg festered by wire snare,

Shawpita stands on
the top rung of the cliffdweller
ladder at Four Corners, pointing Ms.
Saltwater's piece of obsidian toward the
Anasazi sky ancestors, eagle carries Shawpita
to Wildhorse Canyon to the quarry in Utah, Shawpita
sends up two puffs of smoke, everything is okay,
flint-knapping True obsidian spearheads...

Copyright 2006 Sage Sweetwater, firebrand lesbian novelist

Durango Colorado: Shawpita's Journal



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Reviewed by Thomas Garrett 10/23/2006
Great story, Sage. Full of suspense, wonderful imagery. Another great job.

Sonny G
Reviewed by jude forese 10/21/2006
wonderful word smoke ...
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 10/21/2006
We will be smoking ribs for 8 hours tomorrow here in NJ, look for our smoke signals...;) Ed
Reviewed by Paul Williams 10/21/2006
Another fantastic image laden piece Sage, I could smell the woodsmoke. Excellent write.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/21/2006
Vivid imagery you penned!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Edwin Larson 10/21/2006
Reading this, I felt as if I were there watching Shapita and joining her in the climb to the top of the ladder. Great visuals in this excellent write. Loved this!
Reviewed by CJ Heck 10/21/2006
I love reading your work, Sage -- this is so good! You have a gift for writing, my friend.

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