Chicano Poet

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Henry’s Approach

Gary Soto had his hair
styled like this,
in the shelter of his book.

He wears plaid well,
never have seen him
in a poncho, of course.

And, Tino Villanueva,
dressed like Rock Hudson
on the banks of the Charles River

is beckoned towards Beacon Hill.
He’s not Joaquin,
but, supposedly, once campesino.

Henry doesn’t really run
from these sophistications
because he dwells in real nations.

He doesn’t pursue masterpieces.
The truth appears to be enough,
even if it must be changed somehow.


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