Look at me!

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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
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
you will lastly succumb!

©Luz María López

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Luz Maria Lopez

Luz Maria Lopez

Poet, narrator, editor, translator, international cultural promoter and women’s rights advocate. Leads the World Poetic Front in Defense of Women’s Rights (WM) and Continental Director for World Festival of Poetry. She is a contributing editor at Different Truths. Nurtures multicultural friendships and fosters peace and social justice. Kathak Literary Award, Dhaka International Poets Summit, 2017; “Shaan-E-Adab” Award, XI International Festival of Writers, India (2016). She is from Puerto Rico, The Caribbean Island.
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