Be that kind of woman
when you put your feet on the ground,
the devil will say, oh crap!

©️ Angela Aguiar


Witted Shadow


Every new month is like adding a page to the book that is our lives, each with its stories and blessings, new music to our ears, new sound in the accordion, the poem on the corner.

It is March, the third month of the year or as we say on the streets, the second full blown month of laughter, smile, fun and jamboree. The sun is out, the spring peeks in, the leaves are saying hello and the birds sideways quietly singing the melody.

It is time to celebrate woman, us, grandmothers, mothers, sisters, aunts, daughter, girlfriends, us; the best friend, the sharp-witted shadow, your mirror in the powder room, the incessant lover, the proud your secret carrier card member, the tough cookie in the carousel, the cryer in the closet, the eternal artist, the rock star listener, the truth teller, the soldier in the room, the amen companion. It is March, it is us, women, it is March. 

Who Is She?

IMG_8107She is my sister, my mother, my friend
my body, my homie!
She is my true blood
my main squeeze.

She is the one who knows,
the one who understands, well…
at least she pretends
for a day, an hour, a minute, a second,
for weeks gone down.

With a full force of a speeding train,
a hurricane,
she marches in with a vengeance
at whatever and whenever,
and stays in
even if not invited.

She is my good friend
a sincere agent
day and night
without a price.

She does not judge but
listens intensively
and does not blame
just praises.

She does not interrupt but
is always there, ready, for the next round.
She does not instruct and never hangs up – the
phone, there is.
She always remembers
your address
your birthday
your celebrations.
She always stays in touch
is the first to arrive,
the last to leave
always there!

She is my sister, my mother, my friend
my partner, my cousin, my aunt, my grandma.
She is my body, my homie, my sista, my peeps,
my true blood and
true self.
She is a woman and a friend,
she is you!
Thank you for being you,
thank you for being a woman.
Happy International Women’s Day!

© 2009 Angela Aguiar