Chicano Poet

Friday, July 10, 2015

Rooster Fight

I went to a Mexican dance
and a rooster fight broke out.

The vato with the Black Parrot hair
threw the first kick.

The short pendejo
ducked to half his size.

In the end,
they both ended up jodidos.

I hung out with the chickens
counting my huevos.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Anti-Red Wheelbarrow

so much depends

the sun-baked Mexicans
building pyramids

I mean
building more lanes

and ramps
on the Interstate

for people
like Ann Coulter

Monday, July 06, 2015

A Hot Wind Blows

A hot wind blows
across el ocho's forehead

as his baby doll departs
and the emptiness of dry leaves

fills his heart
a smoky train

rattles thru his brain
like sugar cane

dusty gravel roads
dare his soul to surface

he loves his baby doll
too much

and like a garden rake
he makes piles of her

and dives into her
old with desire

Thursday, July 02, 2015

He Carried Her Feet In His Feet

by  f. e. e. t. cummings

El ocho patas
carried her feet in his feet

his feet smelled
and hers were so sweet

it was love
at first meet

they were love birds
tweet tweet

and everywhere
el ocho patas went

her two little feet
were bent

and if el ocho patas fell
well hell

she fell too
black and blue they got up

when they were done
making love

and he carried her feet
in his feet

Monday, June 15, 2015

Jurassic Assic

The dinosaurs
had entered the barrio

during the dead of night
a Mexican bakery

was one of their
first victims

as soon as el ocho
heard about it

he left his
Culebra Rd. apartment

and snaked his way
to the scene

of the prehistoric crime
he duked it out

with the dinos
like John Wayne

he was wearing
his Mil Mascaras

wrestling panties
he battled

the dinosaurs
for three days

y tres noches
until que

les dio
en la madre

he donated the meat
to the homeless

and the bones
to the Daughters

of the Republic of Texas
God knows they need

a boner in their lives---
el ocho patas

was so thoughtful
y bien desgraciado

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Texas Poem

was trying to part

the Red River
so that

Stephen F. Austin's
illegal aliens

could cross
into virgen Texas

but el pendejo
was trying to part

the Red River
at its widest thighs

until el ocho patas
showed him

the best place
to perform his illusion

and that's how
Texas got screwed---

no thanks
to el ocho patas

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

El Ocho Patas As Phan Kim Phuc

El ocho patas
was a Vietnamese girl on fire

even as a teenager
her family told her

that she still had
the scent of American napalm

in Cuba
she met her future husband

standing by a 1958 Chevy
but she struggled with

her inner ocho patas
eventually she sought asylum in Canada

where the cold and snow
brought el ocho patas

out into the open
freaking the French Canucks

but Phan Kim Phuc knew
that el ocho patas

was always
within walking distance