Chicano Poet

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

2. There’s No “S” In Paul

When you fed the fish today
you said there was blood
even on the outside of the fish tank,

apparently our pet shark must have taken
a bite out of Paul.
Later we heard on the BBC

that a shark had bitten off
a big chunk of Paul’s ass.
They did not mention our tank,

certainly the authorities
would have confiscated
our two blue whales.

They probably would have let us keep
the sailfish and shark, but so far
no Bobbies on boats have paddled our door.

And you whisper: If you play Yesterday backward
you can hear Ringo in the background singing,
“Paul has no ass…Paul has no ass…Paul has no ass…”

part 2 of four


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