This poem is based on: Artwork: #A15.05/001 – “Kayas – A Long Time Ago” by Cardinal, M.
This poem won second place in the Journal of Integrated Studies 2018 Ekphrastic Poetry Competition.
NOTE: The artist of this piece of artwork is Plains Cree and from Alberta, Canada. In Plains Cree, the lower case is used for all words to signify that one person, place, and/or thing is not more important than the other. All are equal.