An Old Revolutionary Poem in Honor of Labor Day

(Not quite on point, but about as close as I am to get)

Cigar Soldier Woman

I want a revolutionary woman
With fire in her eyes
And fire in the bedroom
And a long bloody knife in her hand.

I want a revolutionary woman
Fighting to free her country,
A woman that drinks rum
For breakfast
And smokes big illegal cigars.

I want a revolutionary woman
Whose grandfather tells me
I’m cheating him in dominoes
While he trims his cigar
With a machete,

Cuban cigars that I’d be afraid
To put in my mouth.
I want to be her little man
She comes home to battered and bruised.
I will heal her wounds.

A woman who laughs at her bleeding
Takes off her bandolier,
And makes love to me.

Anthony Watkins
July 5, 1996


About anthonyuplandpoetwatkins born in Jackson, The United States August 04, 1959 gender male website genre Poetry, Historical Fiction influences James M. Lancaster, Brenda Black White, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, and Al Filreis member since March 2011 About this author edit data As one of the most public lives ever lived by a private citizen, there is little about me that isn't already available at Facebook or Shelfari and countless other places. Poet, writer, construction worker, salesman, truck driver, climber into the attics of total strangers, father and husband, and all around one of the luckiest men on the planet. My luck continued with a win in the June Goodreads Newsletter Contest! What an honor! http://anthonyuplandpoetwatkins.wordp... Additional Influences: Bob Dylan, William Faulkner, Barbara Kingsolver, Gloria Naylor, Eudora Welty
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