Chicano Poet

Monday, October 24, 2005

A Saturday Morning Henry Cartoon

They’re killing Wile E. Coyote, Bugs Bunny,
Garfield, Moose and Squirrel
and Marvin the Martian in Iraq.

They’re being blown apart by roadside bombs,
pieces of Marvin and Garfield
on this side of the road,

half of Bugs Bunny, the lower half,
lies still burning,
grown men play with his blackened ears

further up the dusty battlefield.
At this rate, our children
are going to run out of cartoon characters.

In other words, they’ll have to face reality
like these Iraqi children
who stare at Rocky the Dying Squirrel.


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