Our children are not your eminent domain by Stella Osorojos The first time you came, you told us that God had given you right to the land under our feet, the land that had birthed us and through us, our children. You would improve it. Here is what we saw: You ripped out her forests You emptied her skies You poisoned her oceans You strangled her rivers You sickened your own people And now that the people are sick You come again You have a Science given right, you say, to our bodies to our blood vessels and our lungs, to the codes within our cells, to our children. You would improve it. Our bodies are not your fields to plant with foreign crops Our bones are not mast-pole pines for pirate ships Our skin is not a pile of pelts for trade Our blood is not your counting house Our livers are not your laboratory Our children are not your eminent domain Our hearts are not your prisoner
Stella Osorojos Eisenstein, DAOM, IMT, is a writer and healthcare professional. Her book, Star Sister: How I Changed My Name, Grew Wings, and Learned to Trust Intuition was published in 2012 by North Atlantic Books.