The Cuban People Have Spoken

Demonstration in Havana in protest of the repression and in solidarity with Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara. (Screen capture)

14ymedio biggerAlexis Romay, New Jersey, 27 May 2022

The Cuban people have spoken:
they have voted with their feet,
they gather on any street
to talk about what’s been broken
for so long that not a token
from the government can quench
the thirst, the hunger, the stench
stemming from that institution
that some call “the Revolution,”
which digs its grave and its trench.


Author’s note: This text is my recreation and condensation, in English, of my décimas published this week in the Spanish edition of 14ymedio. Remember, this post —part of Ideological Deviation, my weekly column— is considered a crime by the Cuban government.

Alexis Romay


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