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Kamarck, Edward (ed.) / Arts in society: the arts of activism
(1969)

Costley, Bill
Part III: poems of war and revolution: dactilares del che,   pp. 372-[374] PDF (2.6 MB)


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he was just another
middle-class dude
turned on
by the books he was reading
anybody
who thinks
otherwise                 you hand him a copy of
Pablo Neruda &
Pharmacoepia Americana &
an M-16
& watch
how far
he gets
in the Everglades.
3. (10.9.67)
at home, in the kitchen, looking at a picture of Che &
looking at the "Possibly Killed" of the daily
I'm thinking back to the day, at home, in the kitchen,
you offhandedly answered Gary's raw "that cat . . ."
with an almost-knowledgeable "one man's life isn't . . . to the Movement"
knowing it was only a shorthand -
because your eyes were telling me "it's only for him"
4.
it was true. for us.
it was true. proof of the lie.
it was true. for us.
it was true. proof of the lie.
5.
los dactilares del Che.
alfehique. mehique. pehique.
ahular. pulgar.


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