Remembering You: Le Vie en Rose(s)

To remember you is to remember that you chose strength and perseverance everyday.

To remember you is to remember that you didn’t let anyone in, but him. I don’t know if…

I don’t know if I remember all of you.

To remember you is to bring back emotions in me that I’ve let float away like clouds in the sky. I made them cumulus.

To remember you is to recall your sacrifice. Tía fed and kept us safe, during your hours away, but somehow, I know you still raised me.

To remember you is to remember feeling unheard some days.

I pray you don’t condem me for my honesty, but do you remember whose supposed to heal this?

Me.

To remember you is to remember that I am made in your light, love, and honor.

Me.

To remember you is to know that you spoke light and love into everyone you engaged with.

To remember you is to remember how enamored by your beauty they all were.

They always were.

To remember you is to remember that one day I will be a mother, and I’ll get to water and nuture my own seeds.

To remember you is to remember that the divinity in me was created way before you created me: because you dreamt of me.

Like I dream of you.

With every minute passing, every sun shine turns to ashes but I reminisce on watching you dancing just to create glimmers of hope on my lows.

Thank you for bringing me here Mamí. Thank you for the beautiful voice that rings in my home as I start to claim my own.

You were more than I could’ve dreamed, and I’m hoping to fulfill that same dream for you.

Pura mágica, pura vida, pura amor, y energía.

3 years and I still drown in my tears and fears of inadequacy.

On a good day, I remember I’m the modern day morena of you: Pura mágica, pura vida, pura amor, y energía.

To remember you is to see me clearly.

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