The Human Journey

What was once fathomed became a reality

Maybe a little too quickly, but this is what we asked for

We asked for

Love

We asked for

Pain

To emphasize what love is

We put the pieces together

Again and again

Until we can not pretend

That it is what we have always known


Despite amnesia we’ve grown

Back to our roots

That life thrives on


Love

What needs nurturing

Inspire the nurturing to take place

The opportunity comes in all forms


It comes

On the bus

With two bags full of homegrown nopal

It comes from a country you were forced to seek asylum from

Love is in abandoning the child you knew you were not capable of caring for

And burning the bridges that would have taken you back home

This too is love

Layered with pain


The kind of pain

That pushes one to love harder

It is the driving force of that daughter

Who in turn spent her life surviving

Thriving in a dream where love was hiding


Mothering

Pushing one, no four

To reach for happiness even if that means being too far

Physically

Funny how she looks up to me


I find

The light in her life has been revived

We sit to watch the sky, yet

It’s in her eyes I see my

Galaxy


I find that love

Is closer than you think

It makes you heart sing

And sink

To the repressed memories

That draw you to observe the little things

I find


That love comes back

Even after 40 years

Even after the heavy tears

And years of harboring unanswered questions


Love

It knows

Forgives

Lives and dies

You wanted this,

The journey of a lifetime.

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