Sherman Alexie.

The Best Poem Of Sherman Alexie.


Buffalo Bill opens a pawn shop on the reservation
right across the border from the liquor store
and he stays open 24 hours a day,7 days a week

and the Indians come running in with jewelry
television sets, a VCR, a full-lenght beaded buckskin outfit
it took Inez Muse 12 years to finish. Buffalo Bill

takes everything the Indians have to offer, keeps it
all catalogues and filed in a storage room. The Indians
pawn their hands, saving the thumbs for last, they pawn

their skeletons, falling endlessly from the skin
and when the last Indian has pawned everything
but his heart, Buffalo Bill takes that for twenty bucks

closes up the pawn shop, paints a new sign over the old
charges the Indians five bucks a head to enter.

Sherman Alexie. Comments

Jo Hays 13 January 2010

Alexie poems are paintings and that is the largest compliment I can think of...

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Sarah Kester 03 June 2009

I love Sherman Alexie. He has the best wit and is so honest in everything he writes, but I do love his short stories and novels much more than his poems like 'The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight In Heaven.' He is great!

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Bexxx 33 24 February 2009

This is probably one of the best poets i have read from ever. He has a style that i admire thoroughly. He is very straight forward. I hope to read more of his work in the future.

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Deby Bota,Nairobi kenya 11 December 2017

i love his literally work and i want to be like him one day

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Maria Edward 18 February 2022

i love his literally work and i want to be like him one day

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ty crisman 15 March 2019

like alex he is a nice person and he knows how to write poems

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I love Alex 02 October 2018

he nice person he know how to writes poem

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anna key 20 March 2018

When is this Me Too bs going to stop? Over the years I've had some bad experiences but none drove me to pretend my life was ruined! Women, you don't have to run to a lawyer or the New York Times! You can make money in other ways. Jump off this gravy train before it derails.

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Charlie Chaplin 18 December 2017

It’s not that bad, would read again.

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