The East River was open.
No security was near,
The UN was in some terrorist’s sights.
The bazooka shell never made it
Although it did cause a water spout
Some fifteen feet high.
Inside Che’ had been differentiating
Between revolutionaries and terrorists
With rhetoric more targeted than the weapon outside.
He spoke of responsibility,
Moral justification, and the
Romance of using violence for what is right.
His life was spared
By the faulty firing of a bazooka from some
Revolutionary, assassin, or terrorist.
Theoretically, it depended upon
The trigger person’s
The next day security was beefed up
With patrol boats closing off the East River.