The Taco Chop Shop 
             [ Para Los Taco Shop Poets ]
Taco shop is open,
      wide open,
            ventanas abiertas,
los poets be chopping
      y cropping,
air filled
      con slices
            de filero lenguas,
chop, chop de cebolla de lagrimas,
      chile fuego,
            carnitas of flayed flesh,
long grito
      that cries freedom,
you are the rap,
      slap,
handclap of conga skin beating
      the heart beat
of mambo feet
      against sangre street,
carnales swimming
      en la agua sucia
            of unrelenting fabricas de crimen,
taco shop poetas
      pass out las flautas,
            cantotecing suenas secas,
waiting for touch of madre's hand,
      abuelitas understand,
under polvo blanco
      of a wasted war
            y dirt covered Aztecas,
los poets tacotecing en la noche,
      espanto filled,
            llorona chilled,
digging up shotgunned hermanos
      on noche de los muertos,
breaking pan de muerto
      con Chica y Berto,
recuerdos y chistes,
      sonrisas y chismes,
until dawn
      burns la pachanga
to a mascara blanco reality
      that is illusion,
            a 508 year intrusion,
y los tacotecas
      slice y slice,
con filero palabras
      como obsidian blades.

Phil Goldvarg   2/00    ©  
Hgold42734@aol.com