Their lives

Ximena Escobar de Nogales
1 min readNov 1, 2021

I never thought the pain would be physical

Like a hole next to my heart

Or is it here, close to the gut?

¿En las entrañas?

(I never cared much for anatomy)

So many years busy being parents

Groceries to buy, forms to fill, meals to cook

Ximena Escobar de Nogales

I write, to try to understand. I volunteer in prison, advice on impact investments and I run the Casa Taller El Boga, an arts residency in Mompox, Colombia