Chicano Poet

Friday, May 09, 2008

Life Studies

I let Robert Lowell loose at the zoo.
He threw his dirty laundry at the seals.

He told the elephants not to forget
what his first wife & her staff put him thru.

When he confessed more than he should to the baboons,
their butts got read.

He took a marsupial home for his daughter Lizzie
and water buffaloes for Moses to part.

He went into the mouths of boa constrictors
and walked out with a dolphin.

He showed hyenas leftover love letters galore.
Pain I can bear, he said, but not koalas.


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