Chicano Poet

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Henry The Educator

Henry’s brown skin takes its toll
on friend and foe alike,
tequila toes and dagger smile,

ladies surmise he’s got no behind,
he’s that skinny, ja,
but dem dat visit am quite satisfied

with hiss bumper steered in traffic.
Cadillac indeed, no kraut Volkswagen
or French embarrassment.

The Mexicans themselves have no wheels
though they are well-known
for their exquisite poverty.

Henry from zoot suit, greasy hair,
Fifties crew cut, Sixties long hair
and now still teaching things or two.


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