Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales at 1979 Denver Rally

Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales at 1979 Denver Rally

Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales at 1979 Denver Rally

Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales at a Denver Rally in 1979 commemorating the assassination of Luis “Junior” Martínez by the Denver police on March 17, 1973. The assassination of Luis inspired Corky to write the poem: “He Laughed While He Danced.” Here’s an excerpt of the poem:

And he laughed, while

         He danced.

They surrounded him, like

picador y matador

         Around

a fallen bull.

without knowing

         who

they killed

Guerrillero

 of deeds and

 social struggle

a symbol

to all who care.

—-

c/s

cultural sovereignty

David

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