Sunday, July 10, 2011

JFK Cuba
KFC Cuba
for Castro & JFK

is Cuba really breathing in and out
or is it a place that is
in a lot of ways- as well as on
a lot of levels- holding its breath until

holding it until it can find relief
or until relieved

Cuba unprepared to say Uncle
determined not to say Uncle

even if it is turning blue
even if expiring, even if dying

determined not to cry, not to cry out
not to cry, ow! ow! ow!

hurting, however much,
Cuba is determined
to make music and dance

'59 Fords and Chevrolets,
smoking, backfiring

smoking, choking too,
Cuba lights up another cigarette
another cigar

good to go, good to go on
as long as the fight lasts
as long as they have to

this embargo,
lasting a few life times
grin and bear it
Castro does, Castro has

endure until the cows come home

is it unknown who killed
John F. Kennedy in '63

is Cuba in jail because of this
because of it

who was it who was
sentenced to death for this
for that assassination

© Obediah Michael Smith, 2011
7:58 p.m. 09.07.11


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