Chicano Poet

Saturday, August 07, 2010


Lupito threw moonrocks
for Pepe (his dog) to fetch.

Of course,Pepe
had to use

the mechanical mouth
which was part of his space suit

to fetch
the tasteless moonrocks,

so it took most
of the fun out of it

and soon Pepe was doggone bored.
Lupito and Griselda

bounced a hundred feet
into the airless air

as they headed
back inside.

Being kids
they were not

impressed at all
as the racist blue and white

ball of earth
slid silently into view.

Pepe tried his best
to mark his territory,

but only succeeded
in marking his space suit.


At 10:25 AM, Blogger Jim Murdoch said...

I have to say I've enjoyed these Mexicans-in-Space poems quite a bit but the image of a dog in a spacesuit playing catch is just wonderful.

At 12:26 PM, Blogger RC said...



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