Chicano Poet

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

In His Old Age

In his old age
el ocho patas became allergic

to beans
he became allergic

to corn and flour tortillas
he broke out in hives

if he ate conchas
or any kind of sweet panochitas

or whatever it is
you call that stuff

peddled by Mexican bakeries
so in his old age

after his vieja left him
he was left with no alternative

but to eat gringo food
you know sandwiches

yes old age
made him allergic to being Mexican


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