Chicano Poet

Monday, March 31, 2008

The Poet’s Cemetery Of Texas

Frank O’Hara was partying
on Padre Island last spring break.

When a Spanish galleon ran aground
and crushed him against a heterosexual.

I was there when they dragged him free.
His sailor suit torn to shreds.

He was barely (pun intended) alive
and reciting a poem about fiery places.

Of course, he showed no interest in bikini-clad girls,
but they showed a morbid interest in him.

He died on the way to the hospital
and Texas claimed another poet.


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