Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Indian Boy Love Song (#3)

Painting by Sharon Evans

Indian Boy Love Song (#3)

I remember when I told
my cousin
she was more beautiful

than any white girl
I had ever seen.
She kissed me then
with both lips, a tongue

that tasted clean and un-
clean at the same time
like the river which divides

the heart of my heart, all
the beautiful white girls on one side,
my beautiful cousin on the other.

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

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