Chicano Poet

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Anti-Abuela Poem

you ever hear of a Mexican
killing his abuela

well some vato
has done just that in Chicago

bludgeoned her with a palote
which had been in the family for years

(Tamaulipas,
come get your native son!)


they corralled the grandson
in Tumbleweed, Arizona

fire trucks put out the fire
in the desert of his pantalones

the baboso was sentenced
to life without grandma

by the chili waters
of Lake Michingan