Chicano Poet

Friday, August 06, 2010

Moonwalking Mexicans

Chela and her kids,
Lupito Jr. and Griselda Marie

were housed
in bracero-type barracks

while they awaited
their transfer to Mars.

Despite all the technological advances,
the trip to Mars

would still take
at least eight months,

depending on
cargo priorities.

Lupito Jr. and Griselda
enjoyed playing

on the moon
with the other kids.

They had never been able
to jump so high,

throw a ball so far.
They rolled down craters

not heeding the warnings
to be careful with their space suits.

“Chamacos will be chamacos,
I guess.”
said Chela.


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