RAÚL CASTRO LAUGHS IN HAVANA

Leijia Hanrahan

 

i  had a dream  that che  guevara  acquired an additional dimension  or  two,
helped himself down from the monument at revolution square, and jumped
off the malecón in early spring.  birds flew in reverse for at least five seconds
and  the party in  parque g observed  a hesitant  moment  of  silence.  rum  in
vedado ran  thicker. abuela  blockades sighed  and handed their housekeys to
children.

 

 


Leijia Hanrahan is a writer and translator in New York City. Her poetry has appeared in the Mantle and Parentheses Journal, as well as her mini chapbook, like songs about airports (2020).