Chicano Poet

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sylvia Plath Tours Texas

Sylvia went to Texas
because she was looking for a Texas-sized man,
it was certainly an ambitious plan.

She went to the Alamo
and made love to Davy Crockett,
but he only had a jalapeno in his pocket.

She jumped over the wall
and made love to Santa Ana
but he only had a small banana.

She heard rumors about Sam Houston
but when she lassoed the man of her dream
not even Rhode Island would be proud of him.

She felt like putting her head in a barbecue pit,
disappointed as she was with her Texas screws.
Instead, she went back to Teddy’s tiny, unlit fuse.


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