by Mireya Perez Bustillo

A woman filled with the gladness of living
Places clean fragrant sheets
Lavender sacheted
On the bed
Which hold the orange blossoms of her wedding
The rose petals he places there
After she returns
Covered with jasmine oil
Ready to please him
Putting there softness caresses
Sighs of pleasure
Next to the timelessness
Of her beauty

Mireya Perez-Bustillo writes poetry and fiction in Spanish and English. Her poetry appears in MOM’s EGG; Caribbean Review; Americas Review; Dinner with the Muse, IRP Voices, among others. Her novel, Back to El Dorado (Floricanto Press,2020), a Latina coming-of-age story, is available on Barnes and Noble and Amazon sites.