Chicano Poet

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


So why did I blow up Mt. Rushmore?
Because I was tired
of looking at what might have been.

Why did I dig that bullet out of President Lincoln?
Because you have
get the lead out.

Why did I steal President Roosevelt’s wheelchair?
Because I was convinced
we can beat this numbness.

Why did I destroy every bit
of American history
I could get my hands on?

Because we must begin again
and try to
get it right.

And maybe this time, the founding fathers
won’t be rewritten
by the dumbfounding sons.


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