When space is silence…

Words, sounds, and space…

A memory and a woman


  A memory of despair   
when privacy was threatened   

broken boundaries and a claim   
        –innocent invasion   

    liquid actions   
intrusion on personal space   

advances that won’t stop

a  strong  woman
losing  control

a nervous girl

a victim

_____Adriana Citlali

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Author: Adriana Citlali Ramírez

A citizen of the world, born in Mexico city... A physicist (working as a geophysicist) and a part-time artist (creative writing, oil/acrylic painting, photography)… All posts, visual art, and poems ©Adriana Citlali Ramírez. All rights reserved.

22 thoughts on “A memory and a woman

  1. ugh… it is tough when our personal space is invaded – no matter how strong someone seems to be, it can break you… that is tightly written and you say a lot in just few lines adriana

  2. yes as victims we are scared and scarred, you capture what it means to be a woman and i like that

  3. oy, kinda scary…i like how you acknowledge the whole person, the scared girl, the strong woman, the victim in that last few lines…

  4. The amazing thing is how you hold ALL of it! My perception is of you as an awesome host, because I can hear, through your writing here, this woman has your attention. I appreciate how you’re in conversation and acknowledgement through these succinct words. I’m relieved she is visible in your light.

  5. That invasion of personal space, love the understanding you still show.. there are so many reasons for a human’s behavior…

  6. Ugh…it feels so bad and scary when that happens…you expressed it well.

  7. Oh! Adri, this is so honest and sad! It reflects a reality that many women experience and suffer in silence. Sometimes we end up feeling not only helpless and scared but guilty as if the stalker was not the guilty one and we were the ones “provoking” what is been done to us.

  8. Citli: has levantado la voz para que muchas mujeres sean escuchadas.

    Your voice let women be heard.

    Besos desde Monterrey!

  9. Brings a chill. Nice tight rhythm. I once had a friends whose vanity plate spelled SACRED and she got a ticket for speeding and got excused because the cop wrote SCARED on the ticket.

  10. Some abuse can scar for life and she who was strong can be made to feel a victim for the rest of her life.

  11. Very chilling to read when personal space is invaded, and a strong woman feels feel and becomes scared ~ Good one ~

  12. You have shown so very strongly how a strong woman can be broken! by someone who invades her space. You really made me think and feel with your poem!

  13. This happened to me in 2011. It was a devastating experience. Keep your webcam covered at all times.Hackers can turn on your skype without you being aware. I closed my blogfora while and then I decided not to let them win and have been blogging ever since. Fight back.These sick evil bastards are to be pitied not feared!

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