When squirrels keep calling me

This is sort of a poem that keeps following me. Poetry is an expression of one’s deep weight of thoughts! Sort of like shallow river- almost like the song sung by Lady Gaga! Shallow rivers are the kind you can walk right thru!! The trick is, don’t let slimy rocks make you slip you right into the river!!!! Even if you trip into the river it’s the most refreshing experience!!! Don’t be afraid like I was!

Eee, before they were tanned
After washed and dried
Qaliq

You stand up! Hunker down!! Stay Home!!!!

Author: Nasek'taq

Merna Wharton “Nasek’taq” is Yup'ik from Akiacuaq (Akiachak) lives in Anchorage Alaska. Merna is an Alaska Native artist, poet, traditional and contemporary seamstress, carver, gatherer of greens and berries, and loves the outdoors of Alaska! Merna enjoys finding art in natural elements and shares her experiences through her website, nasektaq.com. Merna crafts to preserve her culture and art and shares her worldview from a remote village Yup’ik girl’s perspective with a glimpse of life in Alaska in her writing and poems. More information about her art can be found at https://www.rasmuson.org/49writers/artist-profile/merna-wharton/.