heroes always die | [josé porrata]

José Porrata


Entombed the mighty in laurel patches
In front of arcs of triumph and golden statues
To forget that they were all dissenters are maniacs
That opposed the virulent forces of the system

They have stolen our messiahs

raped and hidden them from sight
to return them as inspirational quotes
that ooze liquid conformity

I will not stand by and hear petty discourse

when one bleeds out bleeding the tyrants
I will applaud their tenacity and valor
where I was found lacking

When law is not justice

and justice is violent
find refuge in their embrace
heated even in death.
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