Chicano Poet

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Brown Lagoon

In this lagoon, Brooke Shields
is a brown girl,

and I am the brown boy
who rubs up against her

until one day she finally

the barrio lagoon being
such a hard place to raise a child,

we flee to the white lagoon
where we stand out like sore thumbs,

and they, the forever they,
grab our thumbs and twist them.


At 11:08 AM, Blogger Jim Murdoch said...

I like the concept of a 'forever they' because there always is a 'they' in the background of our lives and sometimes (worse of course) in the foreground. Kay Dick wrote a lovely collection of short stories called They each of which features the mysterious 'they' who were never ever defined. It was a claustrophobic wee read.

At 12:30 AM, Blogger RC said...



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