Chicano Poet

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cipriano “El Cippy” Gomez

El Cippy was
the kind of vato

who’d drink
hot sauce through a straw

he was
the kind of vato

who’d start a fight
with a troop of Girl Scouts

he had a sharp
and insulting tongue

even when he was
complimenting barrio girls

and in a knife fight
with rival vatos

you could count
on El Cippy

being right behind you
sí never in front of you


At 5:29 AM, Blogger Gordon Mason said...

Jejeje! Great little poem! I like your style of 2 line stanzas - it is so sharp and clear.

At 12:02 AM, Blogger RC said...


At 3:36 PM, Anonymous bernadette said...

I have posted a few comments here and there. I am wondering if they appear. I need to talk to you Senor Cardenas. Say si.

At 7:32 AM, Anonymous bernadette said...

Bueanos diaz, Reyes Cardenas,
Where is your poem for December 28? I'll be looking for it. Please write about your life history. Gracia,

At 10:32 AM, Blogger RC said...

Bernadette,I will resume posting on January 3.The kids and grandchildren are spending two weeks with me,so they take up my day from sunup to one or two in the morning.See you then.


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