Hispanic sonnet, or Punk sensibility
By Alex Z. Salinas
Chicano poetry necessitates punk sensibility.
“Necessitate” is a word choice professors may
Respect. The distinction between primary &
Higher education is critical thinking & diction.
Diction—try out this word at a party. Electrify the
Ladies. Wink wink. Guys, Irish painter Francis
Bacon revered venerable masters so mightily he
Snatched their frameworks & muddied ’em.
Chicano poetry necessitates destructive flair.
I’m truly scared to detonate how I really want to.
Scared I’ll explode in a million directions &
The shards will hint of Mexican dark chocolate.
If you make a show of reciting poems to every
Mirror, you’re ripe for the big leagues. Right as a
Bent [insert noun]. I hate punk rock, therefore am punk.
Bio :Alex Z. Salinas lives in San Antonio, Texas. He is the author of two full-length poetry collections, WARBLES and DREAMT, or The Lingering Phantoms of Equinox, both from Hekate Publishing. His poems, short fiction and op-eds have appeared in various print and electronic publications. He holds an M.A. in English Literature and Language from St. Mary’s University.