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Adrian Castro

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Adrian Castro is the author of Handling Destiny (Coffee House Press, 2009).

by this poet

—after Czeslaw Milosz

Let’s say he actually
did not
arrive on a boat—
that the relentless colonel
never found his subtle throat hidden
under the trance of the clave
or thunder hands that spoke
repiques of those crimes
Let’s say he went to Nueva York
on the assumption
Mario Bauzá
Machito or
Tito (