This short memo to President Lyndon Johnson records U.S. efforts to track Guevara's movements, and keep the President informed of his whereabouts. Written by presidential advisor, Walt Rostow, the memo reports that Guevara may be "operational" and not dead as the CIA apparently believed after his disappearance from Cuba.
Next year the executioner will steady his rifle,
Calmly move his pale finger over the metal
Prepared to extinguish the light of revolution-
Yet he will pause at his mission,
Blink and ponder a truth-
And as injustice begins to pull back upon history,
Govern its course with an executioner’s pillory,
A figure will drift into the crosshairs and say
“Shoot, you coward. You may kill a man,
But you shall never kill his thirst.”
Hasta la victoria siempre!
(Forever, until victory!)
© 2007 mrp/thepoetryman