Friday, November 25, 2016

Susan Hawthorne #330 ESMA

today I try to gather words
but it is hard when
Escuela de Mecanica de la Armada
better known as ESMA
includes words like Escuela
school you think learning
when it includes Mecanica
you think okay practical skills
when it includes Armada
you think of a fleet of ships
going into battle

but a very big but
this Escuela is all about torture
it is breaking women and men
so they cannot function
some women are killed twice
it's too hard to explain
but they are
very few escape
some manage to go into exile
most die from broken
hearts and bodies
their veins break open
so few left to speak
at the trials that ensure
their jailers go to prison


  1. waouh! terrible topic but powerfull poem!

  2. Another strong and powerful poem that I wish could change the world...

  3. the dirtiest place in the Dirty War; excellent poem, Susan


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