Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Indian Boy Love Song (#2)

Indian Boy Love Song (#2)

I never spoke
the language
of the old woman

visiting my mother
in winters so cold
they could freeze
the tongue whole.

I never held my head
to their thin chests
believing in the heart.

Indian women, forgive me.
I grew up distant
and always afraid.

Sherman Alexie........from The Business of Fancydancing

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this poem.