Poetry Is a Mirror

{November 20, 2012}   30 Poems in November: Poem #20
    New Word

Mom making plans
Planning dates
Buying tickets
Leaving our house
Staying with my aunt till the big day came
Packing our clothes
Taking a plane on the new moon to the United States
Getting to the United States on a cold day
New house, neighborhood, and language
I don’t remember the way we drove to get to the house.
I don’t remember the first word that I said.

by Dalisa Saldaña

Care Center Student

New Moon Landing

(Photo credit: Avital Pinnick)

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