Fidel Castro by Ananya S Guha

Fidel Castro
is dead
I remember college
Neruda and his poems
I suddenly remember
words such as communism
and  revolutionary
I remember the seventies
eighties. nineties
and the two hundreds
three hundreds I keep
looking at spaces and strands
of time, future in looking glass
Alice and her memories
Long live him
because he is dead
and he gave finally
that golden handshake
to immeasurable time.
In 2016 I read that he was dead
I actually forgot that he was alive
Now I will forget that
he is dead.

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2 thoughts on “Fidel Castro by Ananya S Guha

  1. Having lived under Castro, and having lost my grandparents, school and church friends, every item of my childhood except a change of clothes, and my home thanks to him, I never could forget he was alive. I doubt I’ll forget he’s dead either.

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