Chicano Poet

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

El Presumido

my dad made a grotto
out of cement

pa que abuela could
put La Virgen de San Juan

in the frontyard
by the double windows

con las flores moradas
their name eludes me now

la Virgen must have
done its job

because abuela lived to be
a hundred

hope La Virgen bears in mind
I was abuela’s favorite


At 2:56 AM, Blogger Ernesto said...

Hell yeah.

"pa que abuela could
put La Virgen de San Juan"

beautiful alliteration, the way English and Spanish merge is seamless...

gracias for the inspiration.

At 11:52 AM, Blogger RC said...



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