Buccaneers and tourists
besieged your borders.
Facing the Caribbean candela*.
I kissed you watching you,
admire yourself in the mirror.
The fortresses of the old Havana^
where you live.
With their cannons tired
of seeing you leave to the new city.
And your black streets of abandonment.
Waited for you anxious, while I trembled naked.
Tango for two.
Among the Malecón+ and the most glorious
of all the revolutions.
*Typical Cuban word used in different contexts for emotion, trouble, etc.
^Neighbourhood in Havana Cuba
+Malecón the avenue along the cost in Havana.
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