Chicano Poet

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Artemio’s Revenge

Artemio grew his own lungs
like a lizard Quetzalcoatl
grows back his severed tail.

Artemio tasted the new air
silent upon a peak like stout Balboso
in Highland Hills.

Artemio toured the Mission San Jose
when Spanish priests
enslaved and brain-washed Indians.

Artemio heard Kennedy speak
across the street
from the tubercular hospital.

Kennedy was offering a New Frontier,
apparently there were other lands
to be stolen from the Moon Mexicans.


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