Chicano Poet

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Conjunto Blues

The accordion player
has always been an anti-hero

in the smoky cantinas
where immorality is not only tolerated

but a way of life
wayward heart beats deepen in a hole

and always the girl who brings
lipstick to a knifefight

saturday nights and sunday morning
come upon her thighs

the unfaithful husband
who slinks home at dawn

and barks at his wife
because it’s a dog’s world

the conjunto guys
counting pennies sunday afternoon

music still rattling around
in their sweaty underwear

they are addicted to bitterness
and its highs


At 7:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this, Reyes! Of course, I love the music! "Lipstick to a knifefight" perfect!

At 12:47 PM, Blogger RC said...

Thanks, Becky.


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