Injun Blues

In a mission
doorway
a in-num
puts
a green bottle
up to his lips.
He begins
to sing:
  "Gimme 5
minutes
only five minutes more;
let me stay
ah-yah-aye..."
He pounds his fist
on the wall.

A couple passes
and he smiles
at them.

Earle Thompson, Sept. 20, 1984
First published in Northwest Indian News

 

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