"I started writing when my mom got sick with Multiple Sclerosis. Now we stay with my aunt in Queens and she lets me work at her business, Happy Endings Day Spa. It's not such a happy place, though. The other bummer is that my dad got deported when I was six, so I haven't seen him since. The poetry workshop has really helped me. I've met some really cool girls there and they make me feel like my poems are great. We have a lot of fun together. This poem is from the first day, when we interviewed each other and then wrote a poem from our answers. Hope you like it!"
Adela, Gone Wild
I paint nails massage feet
I like dark chocolate and Mink
my cat and old movies like Doctor Zhivago.
I have thick eyelashes. My clothes are vintage
1970s. I do sit ups for fun for the day I can swim
at Miami Beach go clubbing hip hop all
night. I write to my Dad once a week
in my head. I dance down waterfalls. I hum
to myself when I get the creeps. I lie
about my silver birthday since Scorpios
aren’t popular especially
atheist ones. I’m between
guys very picky
Adela's "How To" Poem