As Us

A Space for Writers of the World

Shauna Osborn – Poetry

~Antes Taabe (Before The Sun)

this is how all our stories begin:
stuffed inside a child’s apron

from fingers
from feathers black & red
ink drips across the page

write
write of water
write of puehpi y tucan-
——scales & feathers
write of painted sands
——& seafoam
in the season of taabe
write

& with each new corrido
a storm of bloodied feathers
whip across your face
cerca de tu cuerpo
——& land
soundless
at your feet

Listen to Shauna Read This Poem

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SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAShauna Osborn is a Comanche/German mestiza artist, author, instructor, and community organizer living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her Master of Fine Arts from New Mexico State University after spending most of her youth in rural Oklahoma. Shauna has published in various regional journals, online publications, and national magazines.

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