Chicano Poet

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Stunt Man

As a poet
I am required

to perform my own stunts,
it would be unethical

to hire a stunt double.
This juggling of words

is way too dangerous
to let someone else

stand in.
Words sharp as knives

must be tossed carefully,
and not caught

by the handle---
that would not be poetry.


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