Tyson West        

Family Outing at the Indian Rock Paintings

As blotches of red ochre
in the shapes of fantastic animals and spirals
give life to basalt rock
next to the ice age river,
I dream of my ancestors
crushing bison femurs to extract marrow
and watch my children munch on Happy Meals.

Tyson West has published tanka and haiku in addition to speculative fiction and lives in Eastern Washington where he works at his day job in real estate.