Chicano Poet

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Boris Karloff And His Marimba Band

The marimba band
was raising hell,
and accidentally

woke up the dead.
The Big Bopper
was bopping again.

Richie Valenzuela
played La Bamba
for La Donna.

Jim Croce
got out of
his time bottle,

John Lennon
was wearing
a bullet-proof vest,

Mack the Knife
did by-pass surgery
on James Darren and Elvis,

and the marimba band
kept on playing
all through the night.

Everything was fine
until somebody stepped
on Buddy Holly’s glasses,

right then and there the spell was broken
and the marimba became silent
upon a peak in Darien.


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