Chicano Poet

Tuesday, December 06, 2005


An entomologist is not a Volkswagen
said Rexroth in his broth,
“Help me, Rhonda” by the Beach Boys

was playing on Radio Free Europe.
On the street corner
stood a group of illegals

waiting for odd jobs,
talking in Spanish about a woman’s behind
as she hurried by

aware of the eyes like reptilian fear.
Rexroth closed the window
to keep out the noise

of the world going by.
The Phoenix And the Tortoise,
Tu Fu, gesundheit

to a generation that sneezed protest
and got nothing in return.
Let the enemy learn to burn in hell.


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