ernesto galarza

“Chicanos are not the first social beings to be driven to passion by their past in order to contend with the realities of their present. When the wells of emotion are filled only by resentment, a crying sense of injustice, racist affronts, deliberately designed frustrations to personal development and social worthiness, it may be suspect that the gods are making mad those they would destroy - the gods of power whose safety depends upon keeping the despairs of their various minorities apart.”

Such a cool man.

Could be
I only sang because the lonely road was long;
and now the road and I are gone
but not the song.
I only spoke the verse to pay for borrowed time:
and now the clock and I are broken
but not the rhyme.
the self not being fundamental,
breathes only on the incidental.