Annabel Cruz

Rookie (Havana, Cuba)

Annabel Cruz Poems

1. Abuela's Hair 2/11/2011
2. Ashes 2/11/2011
3. It Feels Good 2/11/2011
4. Grown Stale 2/11/2011
5. Long Island Sound 2/11/2011
6. Pantoum For Isabel 2/11/2011
7. Pre-Graduation Poem 2/11/2011
8. Pyromaniac 2/11/2011
9. Morning Dream 2/11/2011
10. Saying When 2/11/2011
11. Shut Eye 2/11/2011
12. Silver Hoop Earrings 2/11/2011
13. Storm 2/11/2011
14. Stupid Grin 2/11/2011
15. To My Lover, Returned 2/11/2011
16. Torn 2/11/2011
17. Waiting Room 2/11/2011
18. West Orange Projects 2/11/2011
19. In Your Garden 2/11/2011
20. All I Have Of You 2/11/2011
21. In Search Of Poetry 2/12/2011
22. Running 2/14/2011
23. Strangers 2/16/2011
24. Mother English 2/19/2011
25. Reborn 2/19/2011
26. Set Free 2/20/2011
27. What Could Have Been 2/20/2011
28. Not Mine 2/28/2011
29. How To Forget 3/8/2011
30. Nola 3/23/2011
31. To Do List 3/23/2011
32. If It Is So 2/9/2012
33. Awaiting Lover 3/16/2012
34. Regret 3/20/2012
35. Spring Haiku 3/20/2012
36. This Cannot Be 1/1/2013
37. Empty As A Cup 2/2/2013
38. If The Day Be Yet Undone 2/11/2013
39. The Long Summer Day 7/14/2013
40. When Emily Dickinson Died 10/30/2013
Best Poem of Annabel Cruz

A Rondel For Olivia

She smiles at the mirror, eyes blue as the sky
Dreaming of Paris and faraway places
Of people she’ll meet, their stories, their faces
Wishing that time would quickly go by

She’s ready to soar, she’s ready to fly
Packed all her hopes in matching suitcases
She smiles at the mirror, eyes blue as the sky
Dreaming of Paris and faraway places

She wants to go far, she wants to fly high
Trying to catch those dreams that she chases
No time to tie her childhood shoelaces
Dancing, spinning, she turns with a sigh
She smiles at the mirror, eyes blue as the sky

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A Sleepless Night

When you sleep so soundly
I lie awake watching you
And I cannot remember
The night’s embraces
Soft and soothing
Like a boat floating
On gentle water
Kisses that are a shot
Of brandy, burning the stomach

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