Chicano Poet

Friday, January 13, 2006

Henry’s Elegy For The Harlem Renaissance

They rob the poor to pay the rich,
ain’t living in America a bitch,
even though the Constitution says it shouldn’t be.

No poor man, woman, children go untouched,
the Republicans dig into your pocket
and get pissed off if your pockets are empty.

The war against democracy
continues to claim innocent lives
and the poetry wars back home,

post-avant, Quietude, Servitude,
only matter to gringos,
not to those who’ve become accustomed to chingos.

When they killed Roque Dalton
it was rich Americans who pulled the trigger.
Sometimes your hues have to match Langston Hughes.


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