Here’s an intense and powerful poem by Luz Maria, Dedicated to the women facing discrimination and violence, in Different Truths
that woman that you see behind the glass of your eyes, mauled by your decrees, is a free woman! freer than the breath of life daughter of a memory and the god of all the immortals that woman that your hands crumple and leaves empty your looting for evilness makes birds flourish into fragrant gardens plants immensities you will never perceive that woman of pulsing voice and illuminated spirit where you could not even name yourself as human and where you have no right to quench your thirst for you are neither seed, land, water, time but your own abjection that woman, that very same woman, will leave you sentenced go after you and call you by your shadow and under her towering strength you will lastly succumb!
Published poet, narrator, translator, editor of four international anthologies and advocate. Luz María López’s poetry has been translated into many languages and published in world-renowned literary magazines and books. She leads the “World Poetic Front Defending Women’s Rights” (WM) and is Intercontinental Director for World Festival of Poetry (WFP-CED). She is an international traveller participating in many Poetry Festivals and Literary Congresses. Received the Khatak Literary Award 2017. She is the editor of "An Anthology of Poems on Autism Awareness" (Different Truths). She is from Puerto Rico, The Caribbean Island.