Poem by Luz María López
Free myself of isolation chains
all obscurity surrounding my mind
the walls that deny existence
open now the entrances of liberty
let me be a self beyond the curtains
that blinds all light, dampening the spirit,
for a bird is about to die!
I will gladly hide my soft curves
while the fresh air hits my face
with the flavor of danger
the sting of manhood
ruling the world.
Luz María López
*basha posh – afghan world for girl that becomes a boy in order to survive a misogynist culture
March 8, 2017: International Women’s Day.
For some, there is nothing to celebrate.