Chicano Poet

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Modern Malinche

those Mexican volcanoes
of your eyes

scare off sparrows
make lava scurry like lizards

black rosy pebbles deepen
why does love duck destruction

quake yet cling
leaves float away

conquistadores approached
and their metal beauty

you toasted you traitor
I didn’t understand you then

the tower extinguished
if only by fossilized rain

we can’t have the real thing
you and I


At 2:18 PM, Blogger Gordon Mason said...

Enjoyed this poem. Great images, particularly first stanza.

At 1:00 AM, Blogger RC said...



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