Lily Peruana

Flower war

my name for

those who can’t

speak Español

 

Peruana roots

developed in

American ground

Spanglish is my sound

 

Bonita flor growing

under Inti sol

one taste of mi amor

Leaves to crave more

 

Delicate y calmada

Until mistreated then

You can drown

In Mar Brava

 

Only truths to be told

Lily’s fragrance can’t be

ignored.  I’ve battled

to become quien Soy.

 

 

Una poeta flor

Living unafraid

Writing realities

to cause waves.

 

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Peruvian Lily

Flower war

my name for

those who can’t

speak Español

 

Peruvian roots

developed in

American ground

Spanglish is my sound

 

Pretty flower growing

under Inti sun

one taste of my love

Leaves to crave more

 

Delicate y calm

Until mistreated then

You can drown

In Mar Brava**

 

Only truths to be told

Lily’s fragrance can’t be

ignored.  I’ve battled

to become who I am.

 

 

A flower poet

Living unafraid

Writing realities

to cause waves.

 

 

** Beach in Peru with rough currents