Chicano Poet

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

El Pachuco Called La Plancha

for Dulcinea del Toboso

They used to call him
La Plancha (the Iron)
because he was

always hot
after women.
They said

you could see
the scorch marks
on their inner thighs.

These are stories
I heard in the barrio
as a kid,

don’t know what
happened to
La Plancha.

Was he
Rudolph Valentino,

or just Sancho.
No women come forward
and say,

“Yes, La Plancha
was a hot lover!”
Another pachuco down the drain.


At 3:13 PM, Anonymous Pearl said...

Nice poem. Like the rhythm.

At 7:27 AM, Anonymous anisa said...

I like this one too. You have books and books of poetry here...


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