The Land That I Love

The Land That I Love
©2009, Scott Ainslie. All rights reserved.

For Grecia Cruz, who crossed into the Tohono O’odham Reservation desert and was lost June 23, 2007.

I go to the market – in the town, ‘ I was born.
It’s full of cheap clothes from China – and American corn.
But we have a small farm – that we water with tears.
How can we compete? The gringo farms are so big. Now we cannot stay here. Continue Reading

You Gotta Get Up

cd cover: terraplane by scott ainslie©1997, Scott Ainslie

Push me to the ground, Try and keep me down
I’m gonna get up!
Treat me like a slave, Put me in my grave,
I’m gonna get up!
Throw me into jail, With no money for my bail
I’m gonna get up!
You know you’re bound to die, When you come into this life,
You gotta get up. Continue Reading

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