Chicano Poet

Monday, February 07, 2011

Poor Mexican Woman

his mother was a plain
poor Mexican woman

so poor the fields
shied away from her

the cornstalks
shivered on hot windless days

the sun pretended
to be a cloud all day long

mice found nothing
in the barn

the arroyo stayed dry
even during downpours

he has no idea
how such a poor Mexican woman

could afford
to make him into a poet


At 2:52 AM, Blogger Jim Murdoch said...

Striking piece. Especially the second stanza.

At 9:37 AM, Blogger Gordon Mason said...

I agree with Jim; I thought that the image in the second stanza was so powerful.

At 11:11 AM, Blogger RC said...

Thanks,Jim and Gordon.


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