Playing In Gardens & Eating Flowers

I have a coworker named Lauren… funny girl. We joke often about eating flowers… and slaughterhouses. Wierd? Nope, just Lauren. She is one of the people I will miss once this phase of my life passes. Hopefully, we’ll be able to keep in touch. One boring work day became interesting when Lauren and I decided to improve our Spanish skills. Both being fully American… no parts Espanol… working in a hotel surrounded by foreigners… Google Translator became our best friend. lol Today, a guest found a congrejo (CRAB) in her room. See, Im bilingual 🙂

Anywho… Lauren said I had a great way with words… and also observed that my poetry can be pretty angry lol So, I decided to write her a happy poem… To my little hippy friend ♥

AN ODE TO LAUREN

Flower child

Hair cascading in curls

Beautiful spirit

I imagine your Indian name would be “She-With-Pretty-Smile”

Or “Girl-Of-The-Sun”

You emit a positive glow

A spirit unwavering

Amused by the smallest things

Like the presence of a baby congrejo suddenly found in hotel sheets

Your spirit is so carefree

“Girl-Of-Green-Thumb”

I admire you

Beautiful inside and out

Passionate about your cause

A vegan with leather moccasins

Smiling in a flowerbed

Eating the pretty ones in an attempt to become one with them

Encompass their beauty

Their delicate nature

No worries, you fit right in

“Girl-Of-The-Flowers”

Sunshine radiates from your skin

Cheeks flushed in amusement

Speaking a language not made for your tongue

Yo no se espanol

Yo no se anything but English

“Girl-Of-American-Accent”

Flower girl

Hair cascading in curls

Very much American

Very much a girl of many names

 

 

Arnetta “ TABOO” Gordon

8/27/2011 ©

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