Meet Lola

I never had a pet as a child because my family and I could never afford one. We weren’t responsible to raise one either. 2017 is nearly ending and I have my first pet! She’s a kitten who I feel will bring me lots of joy in the new year. Her soft fur reminds me how…

Food and its Memories

Panuchos. The fried tortilla stuffed with black beans is made by hard-working hands. Eaten by hungry kids. Given by a broken father. Made in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Chicken, red onion, tomato, and guacamole never tasted so good. He picked up whatever cents he had and bought enough to feed all of his six daughters. I…

Italy in December

“Pineapple doesn’t go on pizza” I agreed with him and laughed graciously. He is from the country I’ve dreamt of visiting. A coincidence perhaps, or a sign? His accent turns my cheeks red “I can’t find a decent pizza place here” I’ve been eating mediocre pizza and pasta, he’d laugh at my food plate. “Ana”…

Por un Dia

For one day I want to extend my arms and let my palms feel the earth My toes draw in the cruel dirt I want to dance fiercely  My hair hit my face  I want to sing obnoxiously  My throat begin to hurt for one day  I want to be free To: Anxiety   -Ana Laura ∼  

Speaking Volumes

The walls tremble when he speaks, but the yellow dandelions outside the window grove to the sound of his voice His mind is big, but his ego isn’t His fingers play with the rusty burnt, almost brown, blonde hair strands that sit like a cloud on his head   Unexpected, yet wanted   He walks…

Self

I scoff when I hear a compliment Failing to accept it, I look to the ground for some advice Typical… Why is it hard to accept a compliment??? I’m not boastful I’m modest and humble Generous and loving The resting b!tch face makes me unapproachable Uptight and mean… I am kind Open minded and accepting…

Utmost Freedom

I imagine a world filled with laughter and joy Where all children run free and eat candy Where there is no harmful diseases Where there is pure love, love, and more love Where there is sunshine, grass, and water Where there is freedom Utmost freedom I imagine a world where the white man is not…