Love Came

Love came
Blazing into my life like a California wildfire
Setting flames to everything I’d ever known 

Love came
Dancing into my life like a Cuban salsero
Tickling my ash into sparks I hadn’t seen in far too long

Love came
Flooding into my life like a Costa Rican waterfall
Nurturing my soil with beauty I’d never believed in

Love came
Singing into my life like a Latin guitarist
Teaching my roots the rhythm of seasons I’d never understood

Love came
Racing through my life like a Tropical hurricane
Breathing perspective to my backbone I’d never quite imagined

Love came
Laughing into my life like a Portuguese poet
Stretching my petals beyond the home I’ve always known

~ Alyssa Noelle Coelho

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