All in a Moment

June 14, 2009
By NaTivE_BeAutiE GOLD, Ann Arbor, Michigan
NaTivE_BeAutiE GOLD, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
~a woman looked at me and said, "You know, you really don't look Indian."So I smiled at her and responded: "Well you don't look stupid, but appearances can be awfully deceiving."~


You were here with me
One moment
and
Gone
The next


Everything changed
The moment
You called
and told me that
the immigration came
and took you away,
and all in a moment
my tears spilled out and flowed
like the Rio Grande
all in a moment
my prayers went up
into el cielo
like the plane that took you back
to a country you
could barely even recognize


But you come to visit me sometimes
in my dreams I see your face
in my thoughts I hear your laughter
on my mind
every moment


and NOBODY
can take that away from me


The author's comments:
This piece was originally written for my boyfriend who at the time had been deported, but it is also dedicated to the people who have lost someone they truly love.

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