some outcomes from….

some outcomes from
normalization
of
relationships
across town
in a cozy
old brownstone paladar
a man embraces
his brother’s son
for the first time
two old men
sharing rum
and
memories
normalization
of
relationships
in clinic
a small child takes
one-time embargoed pills
today’s gift of life
shared for first time
life over hate
but pills are pills
swallowed slow
there’s still tears
but
sweets help some
normalization
of
relationships

canonized…

canonized

batista
self-appointed
armed forces chief
strings
of
puppet presidents
maintained
control
for financial backers
anti-communist
secret police
with
wide-scale violence
torture
and
public executions
killing
merely
1,000
to
20,000 cubans
rewarded
with
financial
military
and
logistical support
from
the united states
a united states
that
now
condemns
the revolution
that rejected
such
a saint

your guess is probably wrong…

your guess it probably wrong

while heading out
for christmas shopping
i was stopped
by
the brown bag prophet
he asked
ever play that game
called
what’s wrong with this picture
try to figure this one out
vietnam
communist
trading partner
china
communist
trading partner
russia
communist
trading partner
cuba
socialist
embargoed
i give you a clue
follow
the stench
of money