Waiting for Sherman Alexie



          our keynote speaker is on

          midnight’s minneapolis plane

 

          autumn stars parsed

          above bismarck airport

 

          my students liked your novel

          the dean was nervous

 

          presidential candidates debate

          arnold spirit jr’s two tribe theory

 

          I’m wearing a yankees cap

          in western north dakota

 

          like your protaganist

          I’ve been nomadic

 

          waiting for sherman alexie

          listening to prairie public radio

 

          tomorrow is columbus day

 

 

 

                                         

                                                                 Thomas Stein