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The tripod is mustard, and it’s rainy.

The famous tower is fruit, and petals falling.

The vertical arm is swaths, and hair warmth.

The aluminum throat is Filipinas, and Arizona dirt.

The window champion is bold, and riffing darling bolt.

Suspicious juniper of gray must, and the general information.

Someone stretched out a marvelous hand.

Back to the streets

The Mission and the revolution, as lived and told by Roberto Vargas

http://www.sfbg.com/2011/02/23/back-streets?page=0,0

Mission District poet activist Roberto Vargas

Excerpt:

In 1976 and 1977, Mission District residents, in solidarity with the FSLN, began quietly leaving San Francisco to join up with La Frente and pick up the gun in the Sandinista Revolution. Among them were Roberto Vargas and Alejandro Murguía.

“It was very romantic,” says Murguía. “If you grew up in the time after Che’s death, when you had Che’s figure calling for “1,2,3, many Vietnams” and a lot of different armed struggles going on all over Latin America, then it would seem logical, I think, if you were kind of young and crazy, that you would want to participate in some of these situations besides just doing solidarity work or organizing rallies. Also, the coup in Chile crushed our generation’s hope for electoral change in Latin America.”

 

SOUTHERN FRONT by Alejandro Murguia (Bilingual Press, 1990)

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