Chicano Poet

Friday, October 05, 2012

Chamaco The Tree

Chamaco was a tree for a thousand years
before he died

he fathered millions and millions
of leaves

his branches had their own

he exchanged tons of air
with the sky

the fleeting clouds

followed the sun
absorbed the dark moonlight

which surged
through his wayward twigs

all that he heard and saw
would be made into a library

this paper you hold in your hand
is all that’s left of Chamaco


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