Chicano Poet

Monday, October 15, 2012

El Rio De La Verdad

The brown river is a whore
running through downtown San Antonio

washing away
the sins of respectable people

the banker
who fleeces everyone

the doctor
who cheats on his wife with Candy Stripers

the vicious D.A.
who always looks the other way for the powerful

the rich man
who still practices slavery

the young wife who’s spun 
out of control on our favorite drugs

her husband
fishing on the river

down by the Spanish missions
God abandoned long ago.


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