Domingo 13

Ana Maria Caballero

POESIA DE PROTESTA is an exhibition featuring 10 Spanish poems written by Hispanic women. The texts all express a form of protest – political, economic, sexual, or social. Each poem has been interpreted by a visual artist, with curation by Cuban historian and art professor Gladys Garrote.

POESÍA DE PROTESTA es una exposición que presenta 10 poemas en español escritos por mujeres hispanas. Todos los textos expresan una forma de protesta, ya sea política, económica, sexual o social. Cada poema ha sido interpretado por un artista visual, con la curaduría de la historiadora del arte cubana Gladys Garrote.

Written by Ana María Caballero
Visually interpreted by Roberto Salazar

Sunday 13

In small cities
jobs also die: their impulse,
their relevance passes. Passes.

Sometimes they deserve to die,
and with dignity they leap:
make way. Pass.

Sometimes, they grow old:
weakened insist; dig shallow.
Nothing passes. 

But it’s also possible to abandon them:
leave behind a furtive rodent,
my replacement. 

Formulate unsolicited suggestions:
it’s the government, woman, open your soul,
sell underdevelopment. 

Or, at least, exercise strategy:
consider, woman, three months in bed
for each termed pregnancy.

Share your knowledge, furtive rat:
silence is the only form
of contraception.