Surrounded by water
Smooth stone
Reminiscent of
Wind kissing my skin
Like a lover’s first physical declaration
Softly cautiously until I surrender
To the witness of blue skies
It smiles
The one cloud floating by
Look at Daughter
In her element
Song birthed from my lungs
Air harmonizing pain grief joy hope
Orixas recognizing the scent of tears
Sway to the sound of the drum
Inside of my chest
Look at Daughter
Surviving as instructed
360 degree cells
I break free
From hells
An open secret
An overlooked key
I return to Me
Look at Mother Look at Grandmother Look at Future Daughter Look
Dive farther
As I glide my toe prints across ancient marvels trees older than I’ll ever be receive the gratitude I exude
This Life Is For You
This existence with all of its mazes
All of its faces phases disgraces
Still plays the music
Still moves the blood still creates a groove
I cannot be still
While the waters take my hands and invite me to dance
This existence and all of its
Tests crossroads encounters challenges defeats
Victories Lessons Journeys Connections Manifestations
Is a serenade
Sing your song
Dance your dance
Rise into your composition
Surrounded by water
Emerge tasting of salt
Enchanted heart
Watching stars depart
Until I bathe to them again
Perfecting my moves
Honoring my moods
For ever and all ways
In Gratitude.


Liza Zayas is a lover of writing and dancing and celebrates both as a singer and songwriter performing as Luna del Flor. You can hear her collaborative sounds and experience life through her storytelling. She invites you to dance. Her poetry seeks to initiate dialogue by intentionally expressing consequences of love, lust, ego and self-respect.