Chupacabra Haiku

No. 16

chupacabra sits
by the big, old mesquite tree
so laugh, it’s your song

No. 17

the fight of the year
El Chupacabra versus
Maryland’s Goat Man

No. 18

red liquid courage
one too many billy goats
drunk chupacabra

No. 19

October the Fifth
is “Take Your Chupacabra
To School Or Work Day!”

No. 20

personal ad read:
must enjoy chupacabras
goat farm optional

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Juan Manuel Perez

2011-2012 Poet Laureate for the San Antonio Poets Association, Juan Manuel Perez is a native of La Pryor, Texas, and son to second Generation Mexican-Americans. He is also a former Navy/Marine Medic and currently a high school history teacher. Juan served in the First Gulf War earning the title of combat medic and extending his expertise to civilians in Florida in 1992 during the Hurricane Andrew operation. He enjoys reading and writing prose and poetry and poetry about Mexican culture, history, horror, science fiction, and his beloved comic books. He is also the author of 6 chapbooks including BENEATH THE TIGHTS (2006), WITHIN THE FUNNY COLORED PAGES (2006), and the SPIRIT OF MOTECUHZOMA II, 2nd. ed. (2006). The author is also a member of the San Antonio Poets Association, San Angelo Writers' Club, and the Science Fiction Poetry Association.

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