11
Dec
08

Los Desaparecidos…

Memories…

Snippets of conversations, hushed tones, TV channels off the air, women in head scarves, placards with black and white photos…

 

Sons, daughters, mothers, fathers…

 

Students, writers, lawyers, doctors, journalists, the street sweeper down the street…

 

Riots on TV, shooting at the university, tear gas, people on your roof, in your backyard, running, banging at the door, screeching tires, car trunks slamming…

 

Mass graves, stadiums for graves, no graves to be found…

 

Fog shattered in the sun’s full beam,

Cigarette smoke blown between indifferent lips,

Warm air on cold ice…

 

…taken, vanished, disappeared…

 

(1974-1983) Argentina, Dominican Republic, Chile, Bolivia, Cuba, Peru, Guatemala, Uruguay, Colombia, Brazil… so many…

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2 Responses to “Los Desaparecidos…”


  1. December 11, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    An excellent and thought provoking post.

    “Cigarette smoke blown between indifferent lips,”…you’ve used imagery in an awesome manner.


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