Chicano Poet

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Line Stolen From Baboso Bill O’Reilly

The house where I was born
(right next to the creek)
is capable of tearing tornadoes apart.

It doesn’t sound possible
you say, but I’ve seen it
since I was a toddler.

They come out of the sky
thinking they are so mighty
only to be bitch-slapped.

Ugly black windy angry cloud
dust and debris flying
all over the place

but the house where I was born
just shoves the twister
back where it came from.

I’m covered in mud and hail
and fenders from tossed about cars
but my house stands untouched

by the silly tornado
that ventured into this valley-----
this is the real no spin zone!


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