“I know of the airplanes that machine-gunned
our rooftops in a day of October.
That horrible contempt that rained
in fire sowing deep pains.
Do not forget that the light could not be hidden
and from its heat the fatherland sighed transforming
like a red kiss in the naked and blue hug of the air.
Know this, Open World”
— Hugo Margenat
Ode to the resiliency of the Puerto Rican nation and the unquenchable thirst of its people for more love and life. Despite the calamities of nature, men, and women, their drive for progress and growth as a democratic people continues to inspire the world. Pa’lante, sin miedo. Somos más.