Creative Writing: Let the Rainbow Go

 

(Lily Choi | The Oswegonian)
(Lily Choi | The Oswegonian)

Mi amor, Mi amor just let the rainbow go

For all nights by sea, boats rowing by land

Sun bitten skin, aching backs, “shhsh” niña row

My days lay warm of you, you watched me grow

Papi was the first to leave. All by June.

Mi amor, mi amor just let the rainbow go

Tia’s tortillas and green plantanos

Harbor by harbor, the matches we won

Men marked USA come far too close

 

The ruby rivers, and all you bestow

Mis Abuelos second to leave. All by June

Mi amor, mi amor just let the rainbow go

Grabbing at his fingertips and small toes

My bebé third to go. Never see him grow

Men marked USA come far too close

Hope tied in rosaries and capes I sow

Familia I lost. I miss them all.

Mi amor, mi amor just let the rainbow go

Men marked USA come far too close