Chicano Poet

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Iambic Pterodactyl

I put my foot
in a dinosaur track
and I’m transported

millions of years
into the past
when Chicanos

were contemporaries
of tyrannosaurus tex-----
the cowboy-

hat-wearing dinosaur
of the Papalote Age.
Spurs sending sparks

off the rock surface
of the pre-Cambrian arroyo.
We tried to ride

the bronco brontosaurus
until the buzzer went off,
but before the buzzards arrived!


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