I watch you in the morning while you are sleeping. I prepare my altar carefully so not to disturb you. I burn sage to remove unwanted spirits. They say this is how you keep the evil away. The smoke fills the air. The faint light of dawn creeps through the window highlighting the softness of your face. The stillness of the room interrupted only by … Continue reading The Mamí Chronicles: The Gift of Mothering
Dear Fear, There are days that I don’t think about you at all. You hide yourself well often appearing when I least expect it. I see you in my baby girl’s smiling eyes I hear you in her coos I feel you in her embrace I smell you in her scent, as I hold her tightly while she tugs gently on my face Knowing that … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Dear Fear..
A few years ago I wrote a poem titled The Chosen which spoke of my struggle to conceive. It was probably the most personal poem I’ve ever written. With the birth of my beautiful daughter I felt that it was necessary to write a follow-up poem because I have finally been chosen to be a mother. These past five months have been the best five months of … Continue reading The Chosen (Part 2)
Not everyone is lucky enough to have that special bond with the woman that gave them life or that nurtured and encouraged them. And sometimes the woman that gave you life may not be the same person that has committed to loving and taking care of you but that doesn’t make them any less your mom. I wrote this for my mom, my sister and … Continue reading Unconditional Love
Not everyone is lucky enough to have that special bond with the woman that gave them life and that nurtured and encouraged them. Sometimes the woman that gave you life may not be the same person that has committed to loving and taking care of you but that doesn’t make them any less your mom. I wrote this for my mom, my sister and all … Continue reading Unconditional Love