Water is Life
Water is Life nodapl stories
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erenahthe consolation of verbosity
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NODAPL feelings. Because water is life, fam.

Water is Life

by erenah

'I am the river the river is me'

this is the relationship I was brought up to believe in

existing between me and the world

we inhabit, and in particular, the river we regard as its own entity

enshrined in the law, now, as possessing its own

legal personality: this has been why my people have had so much empathy

for those fighting the North Dakota Access Pipeline

and why I feel so much delight today

to learn that the degradation has been delayed

officially - which high key restores my faith in the power of democracy

even as it bestows upon 2016

a desperately needed silver lining

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