ABC Poem


PNNscholar1 - Posted on 22 October 2013

Author: 
Tony Robles

a guy with a

gray afro was

on the #14 bus

this morning

 

plowing through

the mission where

I first learned my ABC's

 

A=Asian

B=Black

C=Chicano

 

and on this bus

going though the neighborhood

it seems like our ABC's are

like those wooden blocks that

we played with as kids that would

eventually get knocked over

 

and the man with the

gray bumpy afro that

had once been smooth,

sits and watches the world

pass by the window

 

and another man, a brother,

calls out to him:

say man, that's a nice afro,

looks like the Jackson 5

 

and the man sings out

ABC, Easy as

1-2-3

 

and the guy with

the gray afro

sings out

 

it's simple as

do-re-me

 

and they kept

singing and the bus

kept moving like a

fish to the smell of water

 

and when the man

with the gray afro

finished singing the

last line, the other man

said, ok, you got to get

up and spin

 

and the man with the

gray afro turned slightly

and said

 

man, I ain't doin' all that now

 

he turned and

looked ahead with

a half smile

 

Afro still bumpy

just like the

ride

 

 

'(c) 2013 Tony Robles

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