Mondays with Harry
Don't see him often,
but when I do he's always able to help me make
sense of my nonsense.
He brings the Chicano out in me.
and I feel proud,
to be me.
I am on this Chicano film kick.
Watched Zootsuit last night.
Most of it, but passed out towards the end.
Woke up to Xochilt pawing my face.
She scared me.
Sometimes I forget I have a cat.
Through Harry I met Robert,
who did the original set for Zootsuit.(Paulina's ex...hehee)
Robert said he'd help me with my set. Once I finish my play.
Crazy to think that the Sleepy Lagoon trial was held at
what is now BFA (Carmen Zapata Theater).
Manny told me, I couldn't believe it. I had to Google it.
"I knew it!" I told Manny.
I could feel the energy everywhere;
from the dressing room to the stage.
I knew that place was special.
So much history.
I fell in love there once,
broke my heart and broke my tooth.
Harry knows, I told him.
Screamed and cried it in one of his videos after breakfast.
Blueberry pancakes and two shots of Patron.
That space should be run by some Chicanos
not some Cuban lesbians.
(nothing against the Cubans or the lesbians)
I just want that space.
Next on my list of Chicano flicks is Walkout,
want to see who played Harry and how.
Don't remember Harry being too excited about it.
Said no one asked to use his name.