A Knowing Grandmother Reindeer
The Knowing of any truth is in the bones,
and Grandmother Reindeer's bones
are as old as gnarled Juniper tree roots
on the shores of Lake Superior.
What does Grandmother Reindeer Know?
She knows which wind whispers-the-way,
and which wind clouds the path with dust.
She knows that the path forward
isn't always simple or straight or easy to follow.
She knows that respect and truth
are dear Sisters who stay close together.
Grandmother Reindeer knows that
the only Map that Matters is in your own Heart.