by Donaji Garcia
My muse made of the floral banquets provided by the sunset
Of the falling staircases and the tides of embroidered prints
Of crystallized gems of pondered curls
And watercolor earrings of golden rays of spring
Dreams of teenage fairytale wonders
Petals of countless surgeries with roses of bravery
Stems of family and love as the music in her ears is
Soothing her with affection… Lovely eyes with Mexican blood
With awakening language of vibrant sensibility
And a heart gesturing a million questions
With sweet melody and pizza
As the paint fixes a portrait of her
With my reason to live
A part of my young life is to love her
And remember her laughter of innocence
With dresses filled with memories and shoes of abandoned scars
Wilting dowry as the fresh aroma of homemade bread
With the morning to be with the fragrance of her sister’s soprano voice
Eloping with the dandelions and boxes of chocolates
And the rising poetry of her mind
Words escape the pen of her sister
While whispering the lyrics of Spanish composers
In her head.
And I would not know what to do without her.
She is my flower, my muse, and a part of my heart.
And our bond will last forever.
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