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In the heat of summer,
humidity came on like
a soaked blanket,

And you stood outside
in your ugly striped shorts,
the female Napoleon

leading your troops;
hibiscus from your aunt,
Mexican funeral flowers,

hoping, as you gripped your
coffee mug, that they would
survive the altitude.

And when the neighbors
brought us funeral food,
they gawked at the cactus

on our front porch which grew
to be taller than the house.
It looked like a strange dancer,

her one leg raised, as if she
leapt out of the pages
of the books you gathered

on foreign lands from the library,
hoping we would never be content
with such rubbish soil,

that we too would jump up,
higher than the roof,
like your displaced sunflowers.
For Momma
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:iconafreewaylunatic:
afreewaylunatic Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
I cry, I reminisce, I picture, I understand this, I adore this one
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KarlyNoelleAbreu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well it was for you.
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Love these images, especially the last one. :heart:
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:iconkarlynoelleabreu:
KarlyNoelleAbreu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. It was written for my mother.
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Shalmons Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmmm, your imagery~
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KarlyNoelleAbreu Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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