Poem… the little puerto rican girl

the little puerto rican girl

–december 4, 2018–
springfield, ohio, usa

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

the little puerto rican girl
who made my heart whirl
is now a woman.
the squint of her d.w. eyes
like the memory of her hand in mine
these spin my corazón into a loving twirl.
where others merely walked, she strolls triumphant
she inhales the eastern sea
with wit and drive in her accomplishment.
and yes, I proudly know…
my little girl, this woman is better than I’ll ever be.

–You can find the poem in Caribbean Poet, by Luis S. González-Acevedo or the original version in Spanish in Poemas Caribeños, por Luis S. González-Acevedo–


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