Every single day he is looking out for me. It’s been that way since the day we met, when I was 16 and he was 17 years old. I’ve been so lucky to grow up with my best friend, the person I want to hold hands with for the next 100 years, the person I want to wake up next to for the rest of my days, my soulmate.
We’re young but we’ve spent a lot of time together.
There was even a period when we lived together, worked together, scheduled days off together, grocery shopped together, went to the…
You never forget the first time you travel outside the country with the love of your life.
We landed at the Lisbon airport. The journey to the surf town seemed short, but two hours later we arrived at our little beach pad in Peniche, Portugal. This town was the perfect mixture of local surfers looking to catch a good wave and tourists craving tranquility under the sun. Every person in this fairy-tale town had a laid back attitude, easygoing mentality, and spoke to me as if I were their beloved cousin from America. It was hard for me to say…
Lately I’ve had a feeling
I owe Florida
an apology full of flowers
Where I took my first breath
Otown and I have been long friends
Though I’ll admit,
I haven’t always appreciated this
26 year friendship with my hometown,
According to visitors from other states
Or natives that have felt tethered
Just like me
But Orlando thrives on local
Between those who share
This slice of sunshine as
Now I see it
The community is big
The buzz is little
It’s the little things that matter most
And you can find these moments in
One year ago I tossed and turned
on the night of October 21,
As I recalled all the memories
Of my grandmother’s life.
She could cut a mango
with her eyes closed.
Four feet of love,
Loved to tell tales
While smoking a Marlboro red.
Like a true,
tiny Colombian lady
She never left the house
Without her high heels,
Make up like Marilyn Monroe,
And hair ironed.
Once she was kidnapped
From Miami to Tampa
But she wouldn’t let them take her
Without applying lipstick first.
She was the first to teach me
on the same day
i imagine new beginnings
i remember old endings
i watched a crow
steal two eggs from
and suddenly there was a split
in the invisible cloak
that protects it
the chickens screamed like
the woman in Psycho
and the eggs cracked to the ground
so i wondered about Death
sometimes things happen
when they’re not supposed to
like a pandemic that shuts down the world
or a car that crashes into another car
some suffer collisions every day
while others sit cozy safe in their bathtubs
on their laptops,
crowing about boredom
Slowing down gives me peace no matter how hard i resist it every day
Stop missing moments by looking back when you should be present
Nostalgia is a drug
Throwing the day away is as easy as letting a paint brush dry out
The sun is out for a short amount of time
The trees wiggle every time a breeze runs through the leaves
Do animals live the same day every day?
Find a simple pleasure that keeps you grounded like watching the chickens play as the sun sets
Love can be as simple as saying hello once in a…
I write like I talk.