Chicano Poet

Thursday, October 12, 2006

How Flaubert got stuck inside an atom is not
something Mr. Bones could fathom.Henry kept
telling him,"Don't worry about it,Bones!"
Flaubert was screaming inside the atom,tears
flowing down his cheeks,electron waves bouncing
off Mr.Bones,but going back to their natural
state almost immediately and reverting to
particles again.Flaubert lost his big belly.
All this is happening as Berryman is in
mid-flight,dream songs dragging the Washington
Street Bridge along,folding it like a chair,
and stupid Flaubert trying to sit on it.It's
not a real chair you dumb ass! Henry tells
Mr.Bones, "See what you get when you split
an atom,see,I told you to stop fooling
around,Enrico "Enfermedad" Fermi!"

The Waiting Game

During the Stick Age women and children
gathered sticks, of course,
and during the Stone Age they gathered stones.

The piles of sticks became a southern state,
the piles of stones became a mountain state.
During the Ice Age women and children

gathered ice, of course.
During the retreat of the Little Ice Age,
they gathered water in baskets.

During the Poetry Age women and children
gathered poetry, of course.
And what were the men doing all this time,

you might ask? Well, men were resting or
busy impregnating the women
and waiting for the Age of Man.


At 7:44 PM, Blogger didi said...

Bob selected this one for the countdown - do you want to try to record it or do you want me to ask luc or julie to read it?

let me know.


At 10:19 PM, Blogger RC said...

Didi,please let luc or julie read it for me.Thanks.

At 6:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Checking the pronunciation of you name... should i roll that N in your last name?

At 11:14 AM, Blogger RC said...

Actually,Bob,the accent is on the first syllable of Cardenas,the "n" is not rolled.And thanks for picking the poem.


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