His presence made me strong
My love for him reminded me of the forces I wield
I faced the world elevated to status of Divine
For it was Divinity beating in my heart and flowing through my mind
My love for him made me Invincible
How I could survive the overwhelming sense of bliss the thought of his kiss
          possessed me with
Allowed me to stay above water
My love for him was a cloak
I’d float through daggers untouched awaiting his touch
My love for him was 2 middle fingers
I’d jump from war planes with no parachute
Knowing his arms on earth would get me upright
Erected pillar eye on targets
My safety and joy
He was focused
My love for him was a balm
My raging seas would calm by his winds
Yemaya y Oya
Soothing Obatala
My love for him was a mastered peace
A master piece
A gift I was born to receive
Thorns and all
My love for him will not be coming with me
My love for him was a different person
My love for him
Rest in peace.


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.