Chicano Poet

Friday, November 18, 2011

Tumbling Towards Earth

Abuela was a warrior and a waif,
in her sixties she still enjoyed sex and bragged about it.

She cut the enemy in half with her light-saber
and felt no guilt.

How do you think Mars became free once again?
Not from the efforts of men!

Abuela flew her space fighter as far away
as the rings of Saturn,

fought the dense gravity of Jupiter,
brought back ice-rodents from Io---

the cracked moons of the solar system
were no match for her.

She wrestled asteroids just for the hell of it,
and let them go tumbling towards the earth.

She never told us grandkids
what revenge she sought.


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