For Laura Isabel Feldman

Laura Isabel Feldman was held in a secret detention center named El Vesubio and murdered by the Argentinian military regime in 1978. She was the leader of the branch of the revolutionary Peronist party in her high school and was eighteen years old.

 

I want to carry in my womb

The bodies of the dead women

Killed by the dictatorship

My womb

Full of old pictures with their serrated sides

Full of vaporous language

Full of gardens in child’s mind

My womb will grow like a giant piñata

So full of communists

And you'll fear them all


 

Eline Marx is a poet living between New York City and Paris. She will complete a master’s degree in political science in Paris in May 2019. Follow her on instagram @elinemarx