Chicano Poet

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Everybody Must Get Stoned

The Cantinfla brothers stoned their enemies
ambushed them

in the dump
adjacent to Juan Seguin Elementary

walked to the grandmother's house
fought time-honored snipers along the way

the mine-fields
of fifth grade girls

the cemetery which rose up
and up

by Campbell Street
long before the Campbell Street gang could even crawl

and the Gonzales sisters on Tony Lee
they walked in beauty to their primo Speedy's house

and the brothers finally arriving at the security
and sanctity of Fourth Street

swooning on the shallow gravel of the street
which, they complained, was always swooning back.


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