Chicano Poet

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Le Mepris

Who would not love to hear Brigitte Bardot
say the things she says so well?

And yet, a woman’s love can dutifully lecture.
Once she has turned the page,

the words fall out of the book
she has so wantonly discarded.

Love is a dalliance and destruction,
whether on Capri, Long Island or Laredo.

She brandished her buttocks
as a weapon Hercules might wield.

She was a rebel from rebellion
and succumbed to man.

Dead in a convertible,
startling the sparrows.

Her vagina still cherishing semen
that would impregnate fate.

The tanker truck sits silent
on its rubber feet.

The closing credits do not do her justice.
Who tried to push the button marked FAIR?

We almost never fail at futility.
None but the living can go on living.


At 6:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like this poem. Good commentary.

Esmeralda Bernal

At 12:30 AM, Blogger RC said...


At 3:35 PM, Blogger Ivan Donn Carswell said...

Reyes, masterly & fitting - on screen Brigitte was one classy bitch; nothing could be overstated about her sex-goddess roles...

At 12:37 AM, Blogger RC said...

Thanks,Ivan.I like all her movies but for some reason I find her portrayal of Camille really fascinating.When a woman decides she's not in love anymore it's immediate,and not a pretty thing to see.


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