Sup Marcos committed revolutuonary suicide,
a revolutionary act of self-immolation
so that Galeano would rise alive unwounded,
a spirit made flesh with paliacate smiles,
a zapatista Phoenix taking flight
from the ashes of that pipe-smoking masked brother.
Si Che viviera, también se llamara Galeano..,
Marcos stepped down
and Galeano stepped up.
Life trumps death.
Communities trump corporations.
Neozapatismo trumps neoliberalism.
As always with the zapatistas,
the creativity of life
the dogmas of death.
and no one dies….