I write poems in the dark when I’m more vulnerable when everyone is sleeping while I bleed my feelings out in letters that stand one after the other.
I didn’t learn how to be eloquent it just happens to me once in a while every time my mind is about to colapse.
I feel everything intensely and sometimes I try to put them in a cage I place them there until there’s no room for more and then they just explode.
I write them in the darkness of my bed the place where I feel safe the place where I can be alone with myself the place that has witnessed uncontrollable breakdowns and that has dried up a whole ocean of tears.
I write poems in the dark because it’s the only place where I am me.
White, Yellow, and Brown Different shapes, sizes, and textures Curly, straight, and wavy You look at your reflection and do not see it
You're brown You’re slim, light, and skinny Your body does not resemble what it means to be a woman in your culture
A Latina woman has curves A Latina woman's skin glistens underneath the sun She contains an inner glow that resembles the strength she holds.
A Latina women speaks fluent English and Spanish The purr that rolls off her tongue when she rolls her “R’s” Her accent is what blows men away Her accent is seen as exotic and from another world But yours is different
You look at your reflection and do not see it There is no purr because you can't roll the “R’s” off your tongue Your slight accent is what worries you Afraid your accent is going to get you a stare instead of a wink. Afraid to speak you stay quiet and become discrete
You look at your reflection and see brown sugar that’s sweet and fine Your skin contains different specks of color which makes you different The sun captures the qualities that you contain within.
You look at your reflection and see A woman that speaks the language of romance The language that distinguishes you from the crowd The language that brings you strength and courage The accent you once feared would bring you shame is the same one you have come to love.
You look at your reflection and see A woman that has grown internally to love herself for the way she is you contain the inner glow that resembles the strength and knowledge you have attained.
The eclipse has finally passed the sun and your time to shine has arrived.
White, Yellow, and Brown Different shapes, sizes, and textures Curly, straight, and wavy You look at your reflection and see A Latina woman.