One day, Coyote’s tobacco smoking
pounded on the door and
dragged him to the hospital.
A heart attack on a ladder.
From that day on, Coyote was
Tubes snaked through the hogan,
hissing their pleasure as they
rendered him silent,
Coyote’s thundering silenced to a thread.
no longer a bruiser,
brings her boyfriend to the hogan.
Coyote, his eyes on fire,
tells the old stories to a kindred spirit.
Grandmother smiles as
hands gesture what words fail to convey.
Coyote nods his approval of this