The Files


So now we know the reckoning
from the last day in November
of nineteen sixty-four accounts
for one hundred and fifty-two dollars
plus ninety cents

paid for the Medical Sector
with sixty wounded
and another three thousand, one hundred
and eighty-one was paid
to Heroes and Martyrs

and that this was signed for
by a certain Juan Paula Baez
in Miami, Florida, who certified
that the figures were correct
with a balance in the books
at month’s end

amounting to forty-three thousand,
one hundred and ninety-five
dollars and fourteen cents
but who was wounded
and why

or what made a hero a hero before
being martyred
remains a matter of speculation,
as does the reason Marina
Vardones Vivancos, wife of

Lauro Blanco,  received a hundred
and sixty-five dollars, but knowing
the check number to have been
17165 might be somewhere to start
for anyone determined
to find the truth at all costs.


David Chorlton

This entry was posted on in homepage and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.