Chicano Poet

Monday, January 22, 2007

Surrealistic Elegy For Ronnie Burk 1955-2003

In an affluent suburban Boston high school
a 16 year old white kid
stabs a 15 year old white kid to death while Oprah

builds a 40 million-dollar school in South Africa.
In East Africa man walks upright
and becomes uptight.

In Iraq today 24 soldiers are educated to death
while back home
freedom reigns supreme, apparently.

Ah thud ah sah ah poohdy cad
from the inside

was Tweety Bird’s last Chicano thought.

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