Hand-Me-Down Halloween

The year we moved off / the reservation /
a / white / boy up the street gave me a green trash bag
fat with corduroys, bright collared shirts

& a two-piece / Tonto / costume
turquoise thunderbird on the chest
shirt & pants


the color of my grandmother’s skin / reddish-brown /
my mother’s skin / brown-red skin /
My mother’s boyfriend laughed


said now I was a / fake / Indian
look-it her now yer / Indin / girl is a / fake / In-din
My first Halloween off / the reservation /
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