They didn’t understand.
They were all Americans now.
He would smile sometimes,
thinking about his youth in Ponce,
Poet after birth of senior years
Hidden treasures beginning to explode in words
Insights rediscovering their usage.
I pledge to maintain
A healthy mind and body,
staying away from the evil of drugs.
I pledge always to try my best to understand
When she was born
her mother named her Milagros.
Her father was never around.
The neighbors said she was beautiful
Committed suicide last night
Cause the welfare department
Demanded too many documents she did not