Pachamama, Did You Know?

Pachamama Did you know we’d be coming when they built here? Did you see our faces among the 2,500? Pachamama Did you whisper in their ears as they laid each stone Of how many eyes and cameras would press up against them? Pachamama Did you fill the soil with your song? Provide it the nutrients... Continue Reading →

Silver Skyline

The silvery waves roll with power The horizon is a fine line of soft grays touching water and sky With each wave tip, a shadow breaks the skyline Their curved backs appear, mimicking a dark crest They swim against the current with a gentle strength They tease us with their beauty, leaving us wanting more... Continue Reading →

Before Our Trek

Before the sweet victory of coffee Before the first boat left San Pedro Before Venus sat over the lake Before the rain and beers went down hard Before the creek filled shoes with cool water, or ran by tempting the dry boots on rocks Before we looked back and saw how far we came Before... Continue Reading →

Ser Gringa

Me dicen que soy gringa Extranjera, ¿De dónde eres? Respiro para una pausa ¿Cómo me explico a ustedes? Me dicen que soy gringa Sin conocerme para nada Me pasan y me llaman Con una sola mirada Por la calle oí la voz de una niña Llamandonos gringos tan fuerte Nos miramos en un momento y... Continue Reading →

Eggs for Christmas

On the main street in Cienfuegos, we ventured into one of the local stores that sells basics like flour, rice, eggs, and boxed foods. We were on a mission to get eggs for Christmas morning breakfast and they weren't sold at the produce market (entire chicken? yes. eggs? no.). I grabbed a spot in line,... Continue Reading →

Cuban Blues

Faded blue on the building side, peeling and cracking from time Shiny, bright blue of the classic car as it rolls by Royal blue on the Cuban flag, hanging proudly above the shop window Blue of the sky as it kisses the waves pulsing towards Malecon street Blue jeans, several pairs, tattered and hung on... Continue Reading →

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