“We The People”

By Abigail Flores

PROMPT — I will not rest until ...

Rain is eternal till I look at the trees.

ingrained with auburn cracks,

Their tips nurse gentle armies

Of green.


Rooted with time,

and veins that sway the sky,

I pray to go back-

But every school makes me

Bleed white.


And here,

They axe away

My peculiar tongue until

“We The People”

Assimilate as one.


I can’t run to mother

Nature.

She’s blind from the sun


And me, the nopal,

That's ever so

Green.


Forced to thrive,

I’m a tree in disguise.

A caterpillar in apple eyes.


sunshine, sunshine,

I’ll mulch the soil in time,

Rising,

Falling,


Until I fulfill

A first generation

Dream.

 

Abigail Flores is a first-generation student at Colorado State University. Majoring in journalism and media communications, Flores enjoys writing and storytelling. She writes from Castle Rock, Colorado.