love transcends

April 6, 2010

if i could
i would give you back
every sunday with your father.
multiply them by his love for each of you
and you would have him with you an eternity.

if i could
i would give you back
every embrace
carry the kisses on your forehead
to the infinite power
and you would never miss him again.

if i could
i would
hold time hostage
only so that you could tell him
what your heart feels
with the passing of each day.

i have no such power
and the hands of time are too heavy.

but i have been witness
to his love for each of you.
and those hands on the clock can never keep
his love still in a time and place.

his love for you transcends
time, space and even death.
and his love will live in your hearts… an eternity. 

~Sarahi Yajaira, 2010 ©

Writer’s Note: For my cousin’s, the children of Angel M. Alejandro, Daniel Diaz, Angel Caraballo, & Oscar Biaggi.

gentleman’s kiss

April 3, 2010

you always wait
at the door for me.

like a kid,
i run up the stairs…
anxious to see you again.

i close my eyes
to feel…
your gentle kiss
on my forehead.
that warm embrace,
makes me
your little girl again.

the balcony invites us
we sit.
sharing laughs, conversations
and whatever little snack you offer.

you tell me
to sit on your lap
and in your best Papi voice say,
“vamos a darnos mucho carin~o,
que no sabemos si nos volvemos a ver.”

i smile.

my fingers run
through your black and white hair…
and i remind you, “esto es lo que le gusta al viejo!”

you smile.

i rest my head
in that space between
your shoulder and your neck.

i smell you.

familiar. comforting.

my heart smiles.

you love me.
you support me.

we hug and kiss.

’til next time.

i walk down the stairs,
step out the building
and look up.

there you are…
blowing kisses at me from the balcony.

i blow them right back
and say, “yo te adoro mi viejo!”

“y yo a ti mi hija querida.”

you are
my favorite gentleman.

~Sarahi Yajaira, 2010 ©