From the Exile

A Collection of Poems from the Exile


rom the Exile is a dystopic bilingual collection of poems of a young girl who journeys through the nightmares and hopes during the Venezuelan dictatorship.  Concealing her identity, she recounts the most disturbing events of the darkest period of her country’s history and her own personal transformation from the exile.

Frightened about what I learned,I started spending more time between glasses, fearing for my family and friends, and other, no longer important, thoughts.

The night falls and the screams are heard in the distance, I have lost count of how many cries have torn these hours with wakefulness.

With time I learned, that what I missed is not the four walls, or the streets where I use to play with my friends, who are not there since they also have left.

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