Chicano Poet

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

El Corrido De Luis Robles

luis robles had been
driving a San Antonio city bus

for fourteen years
had four children

a dark brown Mexican wife
who’d lost her shape now

he liked the overnight shift
because it was quiet

most of the time
his route

from the southside
to downtown

made the night fly by
this night

at about three am
he had two passengers

he knew well
they cleaned buildings downtown

then on S. Presa and Southcross
he picked up some kid

maybe fifteen
he never wondered

what a fifteen year old
was up to at this time

suddenly he felt
a sharp pain in his back

the kid grabbed
the passenger’s purses

and the wallet
from luis’s back pocket

luis slumped over the steering wheel
bleeding to death


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