Cuba sí, Rahmbo no!

SOS: another killer cop and cover-up scam
Got politicians backpedaling and on the lam

Rahmbo, spending Christmas in Cuba, how Capone—
Checking Windy City heat from his smart phone
Rahmbo, ruling like he’s Monarch of the Midwest—
As if he’s the new Shah of Chitown!
His gun-thugs’ anthem John Lee Hooker’s, “Boom,
boom, boom, boom, gonna shoot you right down…”

Deciding to sun until the marchers cool off
Marchers days ago he could dis’ and scoff…

Summary execution and Rahmbo stonewalled, he stalled,
And he lied—
Where’s the Golda-plated Iron Lady cackling, “We came
We saw, he died?”

If he were Gadaffi, Assad, Arafat, Noriega,
If he were Mugabe, Morales, Chavez, Ortega,
Mossadegh, Arbenz, Allende, or Maduro,
Lumumba, Nkruhma, Cabral, or Castro,
If he were Black African, Muslim—Islam,
The Taliban, or the arch-villain Saddam:

FOX-boxes screaming: “Rahmbo’s gotta go!”
“He’s gotta step down—get out of Chicago!”
“Depose the terrible tyrant, the awful dictator!”
“A Paul ‘The Waiter’ human rights violator!”
“The people of Chicago demand to live free—
Demand to breathe sweet air of democracy!”
Lake Michigan teeming with ships of a fleet—
State-financed riots overrunning State Street
Infested with gunmen fresh from the range—
With their sole mission being regime change!’

Former forklift driver/warehouse worker/janitor, Raymond Nat Turner is a NYC poet; BAR's Poet-in-Residence; and founder/co-leader of the jazz-poetry ensemble UpSurge!NYC. Read other articles by Raymond Nat, or visit Raymond Nat's website.