Poem #10

Ah! To be Whole!

Don’t be fooled

At the free speech ploy,

It’s an advertisement

Through and through.

Fresh breath,

Smoking pleasure,

Water that sparkles,

All designed to lift your spirits

and sell your soul.

Your very self

Hangs in the balance

Between pleasure and fulfillment.

For just a few dollars

You too can be whole.




About Cynthia Coleman Emery

Professor and researcher at Portland State University who studies science communication, particularly issues that impact American Indians. Dr. Coleman is an enrolled citizen of the Osage Nation.
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