|A good friend's jar of seal oil.|
Seal Oil Salesman
Step right up and dip your:
Salmon! Pike! Whitefish! Blackfish!
For all fish:
Dried, smoked, baked, frozen,
fermented, and raw!
Stomach ache! Constipation! Diarrhea!
Body aches, cold, flu, general malaise!
For Eskimo Ice-Cream mix with:
A splash of boiling water, Crisco,
whip with your bare hand
salmon berries, blue berries, and crow!
Frost bite, burns, sore joints!
Cheeks! Lips! Wounds!
Waterproofing, lubrication, softening!
Heat, light, and warmth!
emit carbon, pollute, cause wars
ruin beaches, rivers, lakes, oceans
cause cancer, greed, avarice
require pipelines, drilling, corruption
[This poem was picked up by public radio and read over the air on Bethel's awesome radio station, KYUK, by Shane Iverson. You can hear the poem, complete with perfect background music, here! ]