|Photo by Peggy Goetz|
Maya people in Guatemala remain
despite the genocide...
what is a war of 36 years
to people whose race is thousands of years old?
her red hat
with upturned brim
smiles for her, as she tries
to keep her face grim
despite the sparkle in her eyes
and the laugh lines in her face.
father, uncles, brothers perished
“disappeared” by Cusanero,
but her sons remain alive
and for them she’ll always strive
to discourage anyone
who, with a camera,
tries to take the life from her face.
Kay Davies, June, 2013