Chicano Poet

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Visiting My Father Over The Thanksgiving Weekend

We took Bones
and Henry with us
on Thanksgiving

vacation to LA,
to visit my father.
Mr. Bones heard

a local news report
about a gang shooting.
So, Mr. Bones

did a quick
research in
his own mind.

"You know,
these Crips, and Bloods
and Eses,

they’re as dumb as the
La Brea tar-pits,

over turf
that belongs
to the white man!"

My father laughed.
Miles later, dad pointed out
the dinosaur gift shop

in Cabezon
as we sped along
in his Studebaker---

a dinosaur
in its
own right.


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