Chicano Poet

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Day The Earth Kept Going

In a Fifties boarding house
desperate characters watch television,

the newsman wears a fedora
and cautions about the spaceman’s whereabouts.

Just then the kid notices
a shadowy figure in the entryway.

The landlady hurriedly turns on the lights.
He introduces himself as Mr. Carpenter.

Patricia Neal’s eyes flicker estrogen
and shyly look away.

We can not have the powers
we do not have.

We have to make do
with what we have created. be continued...


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