#50 Precious Words

I won 2nd place in the fabulous Vivian Kirkfield's #50 Precious Words contest! Here's my entry:

by Jolene Gutiérrez 

The men took Papi back to Mexico,
so Mamá makes tortillas for two, not three.

I wait by the window,
watching, wondering:
Will Papi come home?
And if Mamá gets taken, will I be alone?

Solamente uno,
tortillas for one.

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