Chicano Poet

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

El Sonido Misterio

Doña Leonor was busy
trying to guess

El Sonido Misterio

rolling out fresh tortillas
for her no good son Refugio

who kept putting
his hands

in his pocket
to make sure

that the wad of bills
he robbed

from the convenience store
was still there

all twenty-two dollars of it
Doña Leonor

never did guess what
that sonido was

and kicked herself
when the winner

guessed that it was
fingernails scratching a washboard


At 7:26 AM, Anonymous Bernadette said...

A nice one, Reyes,
The many ways of suffering or frustration for parents.

At 12:47 PM, Blogger RC said...

Thanks,Bernadette.I sent you an email.


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