chupacabra bob

From “Songs Of El Chupacabra”

Are you ready, cholos?
Si, jefe!
I don’t hear you’s?
Si, jefe!

[loud Mexican grito here!]

Who lives all around
Trying not to be found


Who’s always a running
When goats are a missing


Who’s hiding in alleys
Deep down in the valley


So hide all your goats
Or he’ll chomp on their throats





Author: 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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