The black snake winds around the Missouri
and chokes the Sioux Nation with misery.
Black venom slithers across sacred land,
but Water Protectors make a last stand.
Bullets and burning gas- grenades explode;
Big Fist shoots water canon in bitter cold.
Protectors hold fast, covered with red ice:
Love is strong medicine against avarice.
The treaties lie broken like twisted bodies
whose spirits rise in strong and pure cries.
The Big White Chief living in Washington-
has his heart gone black with forked tongue?
Darvish sings to the wind: carry my song
to those to whom truth and courage belong.