Chicano Poet

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Like Hatfields And McCoys

Chico was wearing
black pants

with a thin white strip down the sides
which flared at the ankles

black stacy adams

black short-sleeve shirt
not buttoned at the neck

when the Perez brothers
happened to drive

by Munche’s Grocery Store
they shot up Chico’s car

but only got his hand
as he slammed the door shut

by the window frame
bad blood

between the Hatfields
McCoys barrio-style

bad blood passed on
by transfusion to this day

Chico wrapped his hand
in a white handkerchief

and drove away
as if nothing had happened


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