A Mother’s Effect on the World

By Celina Villagarcia

Looming overhead

we swarm

about          like millions


of butterflies


tracking invisible footprints

in flowerbeds



sway of wings


force that pulls

the ocean out to sea


then back, again, to land



Celina Villagarcia’s roots are in the Rio Grande Valley, San Benito, Texas. She earned her B.A. in Sociology at Metropolitan State University of Denver and most recently a Masters of Arts in Theology at Oblate School of Theology in May 2012. She has lived in San Antonio, Texas for the past twelve years where she and her husband, Paul, find great pleasure in raising their four children. An emerging poet, her work has appeared in Texas Poetry Calendar and San Antonio Express-News. Her forthcoming collection of poetry, Pulp, will be published in Autumn, 2013 by Mouthfeel Press.

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