Che and Fidel

While they worship the mercenary And the revolutionary in Santa Clara, Where he lies, his eyes firmly pointed At the city below, a monumental cultural icon That defied the plague of inequality And made the hunger for justice A mission of love  — And with him, a few hundred miles Down the road lies, the…

Honeymoon

Through abundant butterflies Flustering from the cavities within I maneuvered my vessel to the safest of take offs Still petrified of Murphy’s Law And all the things that could crumble Like a house of cards. Still I lingered Like a cliff diver not knowing The depth of the adjoining ocean, and as I took off…

Carrots

The Christmas snowman inhales Through a pointed vegetable, a carrot stick That makes Pinocchio shy. A vegetable that spirals downwards Below the top soil, a tap root screwed Into the ground with a little help from phytohormones. History venerates of the house of Orange A royal lineage that made a household stick A little orange…