Song For My Beloved

by Marlin Muñoz

          —after Diane Di Prima

My love
when you make your way to me
if you’re lucky you’ll find
a book filled with unread pages
not quite one with a genre.

I am not a fool to promise
you’ll never get disappointed
nor that you won’t be broken
on each

but I am willing to show you
my love
enough of me
to make you regret being with me

Marlin Muñoz is in her first year in LaGuardia Community College and she’s majoring in Dental Hygiene. Regardless of her major not being related to literature, she has a passion for writing. Writing has become a form of escapism for her. Marlin’s favorite author is Colleen Hoover. Colleen has an amazing way to connect with her audience. And that is what Marlin strives for when she writes. She wants her readers to feel the emotions she felt while writing. Marlin’s motivation when writing is her own life experiences. Her motivation is also her family and friends. Marlin was born in Colombia so proving that she has what it takes to accomplish everything she puts her mind into is really important for her.

Image credit: “Love,” Yoann Jezequel. Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.