We are so honored that

             you are here, they said.

We know that this is 

             your homeland, they said.

The admission price

             is five dollars, they said.

Here is your button

            for the event, they said.

It means so much to us that 

            you are here, they said.

We want to write

           an apology letter, they said.

Tell us what to say.

Copyright © 2018 by Gwen Westerman. Originally published in New Poets of Native Nations (Graywolf Press, 2018). Used with the permission of the poet.