Chicano Poet

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Henry Thought That He Was Don Quixote

And Henry thought that
he was Don Quixote,

marshmallow windmills
two-eyed cyclops
in a cave

that looked
like genitalia
for all practical purposes.

He thought
he was a valiant knight,
but there was a Chinese

in his armor---
his sidekick,
Mr. Bones Panza.

Panza meaning
beer belly,
and Mr. Bones

meaning skinny ass.
They traveled through Texas
in their Spanish exploits,

battling rednecks
of their beer
and rifles.

Stealing a pickup truck
from the Texas Highway Patrol,
no easy feat

against those bastards---
like Pooh Bear
at a hornet’s nest.

Henry seduces Laura Bush
and plays with
her namesake

until the Marines arrive.
Off go Henry Quixote
and Bony Panza

to adventurize
outside the state of Texas,
leaving damsels in a mess.


At 6:20 PM, Blogger Andrew said...

Very funny! And then also grim at the same time. I've just been reading Don Quixote, so this poem connected with me; I've been wondering what a modern day Quixote would look like.

At 2:36 AM, Blogger RC said...

Thanks,Andrew.I checked out your blog when I saw you joined the blog ring.


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