My Angel

I wish to see you one more time
Come and tell me how you are
Day by day and night by night
I hope to see you in every star
You left heaven for a little while
Just to come and give me a hug
I feel the warmth of your embrace
Spreading within the center heart
Come and tell me how heaven is
Bright and beautiful as it ever is
Here I am, thinking much of you
And I know that you miss me too.

''Flor Camas, age 38, was born in Cuenca, Ecuador. She studies English at the Queens Public Library’s Elmhurst Adult Learning Center. Her teacher is Jovito de La Paz, and the site adviser is Michelle Johnston. This poem was written in tribute to the baby Flor Camas lost during her pregnancy. She believes that “writing is the best form to express my feelings.”