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Poems from Journal Titled, Black and Blue (2018 - 2019)

By Alyssa "Lefty" P.Published 3 years ago 1 min read
A bruise always changes colors before it heals.


Poem derived from my first completed journal, Black and Blue (2018-2019). Written May 28th 2018. Dedicated to the late Matthew McCree. Rest in Power. We love you.


I never spoke to an angel

directly before.

Only mama tells me when the original Rosa smiles and

laughs with her -

or when my soulmate's soulmate

Jose Antonio visits him and assures me

"Todo va a ser bien,"

But my conversation with you

was almost haunting.

I still can't understand why

you visited me

of all people and why

I told you to be with me tonight.

Maybe it was a "thank you"

To which I never needed from Louna,

for loving her, you and your family

as if they were my own.

But I'm blessed

that you, angel, came to visit my spirit.

I thank YOU

for watching over me tonight,

the way I watched over you

when I walked you home

from the baseball field that one sunny Spring day.

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About the Creator

Alyssa "Lefty" P.

28 year-old NuYoRican from Spanish Harlem who has a passion for writing, learning, achieving peace, faith, and empowering others. I've established a career as an educator and career counselor for over five years. Instagram: @alyssaleftyp

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