Mezcal - Poem by Juan Olivarez
Mezcal with lemon and salt,
little red worm, your'e eating asphalt.
It's not from Tequila, the label fooled you,
but it's the same drink, it's nothing new.
From Tequila Mexico comes the best known,
but mezcal and tequila simply are clones.
And that little red worm swimming around,
was just dropped in there until he drowned.
Mezcal comes from the century plant,
thats a maguey, to all those that can't
el speako the lingo, of that southern land.
Drink it with care, if your desire is to stand.
Agua verde de tus matas/green water from your plants
tu me tumbas tu me matas/ you knock me down you kill me
y me haces andar a gatas/and you make me walk on all fours
con el sombrero en las patas/ with my hat on my feet
5/12/10 29 palms ca.
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