Poetry from Christian Garduno “El Dorado”

El Dorado

It was an ocean blue sixty-nine El Dorado
from Chavez Ravine we drove into Denver, Colorado
we only had one tape
Chuck Berry’s the great twenty-eight

It was so bright
we had to stop and buy some shades
you were so damn quick
I didn’t even see you cop that thing

What’s in Denver?
Oh, someone I gotta see
I owe a fella a black and tan
just sit back and ride with me, man

Did you ever hear that story 
how the Spaniards thought this place
was paved with gold?
Imagine the look on their face!

You talk about the strangest things
on road trips like this
especially when no one says anything at all
and the tape flips over and starts playing again by itself

Bio: Christian Garduno’s work can be read in over 100 literary magazines. He’s the recipient of the 2019 national Willie Morris Award for Southern Poetry, a Finalist in the 2020-2021 Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Writing Contest, and a Finalist in the 2021 Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize. He lives and writes along the South Texas coast with his wonderful wife Nahemie and young son Dylan.

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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