Chicano Poet

Friday, January 13, 2012

Parting Of The Rio Bravo

God and I went to the movies
to see the Ten Commandments

the black kids had to sit in the balcony
the brown kids hovered in mid-air

we were almost there
and we were not quite there

no one was as good as you know who
but we did our best

my skin did not object
my heart did concentrate

my brain had been conditioned
the sea was boiling

the Pharaoh’s men hot on our heels
the brown kid next to me said is this for real

before the Rio Bravo did its best
to separate Mexican from Mexican.


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