40 notes ONE DAY THERE WILL BE HORSESby Joy HarjoYour eyes peered out from the wreckOf a three-day drunk.Your eyes say good man, works with hands,Knows how to dance, believes in the good of people,And wants a chance.We talked about relationships, jobs and all the casino winnersIn your family: everyone but you.Ayyy itʻs my turn now. Your eyes laughed and kicked backThe afternoon sun.You asked me to let you off near an overpass, north of town.A creek ran parallel to the highway.There were trees bending downTo cup the winds. When I turned back to look you were walking west.Work shoes and tools over your shoulderin your broken bag.A little rain began to fallFrom sparse, lucky clouds.Did you find a place to sleep, And something to give your sustenancefor the long night?Your eyes peerThrough the dark as you singA traveling song:One day I will be rich.One day I will have horses enoughTo marry you with.Hey-ya-haHey-ya-ho!

ONE DAY THERE WILL BE HORSES
by Joy Harjo

Your eyes peered out from the wreck
Of a three-day drunk.
Your eyes say good man, works with hands,
Knows how to dance, believes in the good of people,
And wants a chance.
We talked about relationships, jobs and all the casino winners
In your family: everyone but you.
Ayyy itʻs my turn now. 
Your eyes laughed and kicked back
The afternoon sun.
You asked me to let you off near an overpass, north of town.
A creek ran parallel to the highway.
There were trees bending down
To cup the winds. 
When I turned back to look you were walking west.
Work shoes and tools over your shoulder
in your broken bag.
A little rain began to fall
From sparse, lucky clouds.
Did you find a place to sleep, 
And something to give your sustenance
for the long night?
Your eyes peer
Through the dark as you sing
A traveling song:
One day I will be rich.
One day I will have horses enough
To marry you with.
Hey-ya-ha
Hey-ya-ho!

July 18th

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