Chicano Poet

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Henry, 1969

Mr. Bones jumps
into the backseat
of the Lincoln

just in time
to shove the President
down to the floorboard,

he pulls Jackie
down, too,
and the motorcade

speeds away
from Dealy Plaza.
They catch Lee Harvey Oswald

and two CIA agents
Jack Ruby kills all three

to protect the other conspirators.
John Kennedy
pursues the Final Frontier.

Soon there’s a man on the moon
holding up a sign that says,
" No Viet Nam".

If you look close
in the helmet’s visor
you see Henry’s face.

A Chicano astronaut
monitors Henry
from the LEM.


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