Chicano Poet

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Dolphin

Mr. Bones is a bottle-nosed dolphin,
he doesn’t care what people say
about his aluminum can thinking.

The homeless collect his thoughts,
they sell them
to buy the necessities of life,

be it bread, cold cuts or beer.
Mr. Bones rides the pressure wave
of a super tanker

carrying stolen oil
to bring to America
so that the same oil companies

can price gouge the American people.
Mr. Bones swims
just below the surface of the poem

breaking the surface
just long enough to tell us,
"Don’t be so complacent!"

before heading
back out
to sea.