Chicano Poet

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

El Ocho Patas As Phan Kim Phuc

El ocho patas
was a Vietnamese girl on fire

even as a teenager
her family told her

that she still had
the scent of American napalm

in Cuba
she met her future husband

standing by a 1958 Chevy
but she struggled with

her inner ocho patas
eventually she sought asylum in Canada

where the cold and snow
brought el ocho patas

out into the open
freaking the French Canucks

but Phan Kim Phuc knew
that el ocho patas

was always
within walking distance


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