Chicano Poet

Thursday, August 01, 2013

La Llorona's Excuse

The brown flood waters of your heart
swept me downstream

with all the debris
from the barrio

trash, old tires
broken toys

even someone's abuela
next time I pray for rain

oh Virgen de Guadalupe
please warn me

so I can teach
my children to swim.


At 11:20 AM, Blogger Lillian Susan Thomas said...

This one smacks you between the eyes.


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