Samaris Ayala

poet, community volunteer, visual artist and book lover
Lower East Side and Brooklyn South Side

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my faith
is a secret

in my own
home im
a stranger

my volunteer
work
teaches me
of humanities
studies
at fordham
and henry
st. settlement

i see what
ive studied

the streets
are my stage

the puerto rican
traveling theater
teach
me we suffer
from too much
humility

i studied
puerto rican
studies
to love my
family

books

books
love me
and teach
me too
see

im a wallflower
my disability
is a wallflower

my art is my poetry

Samaris Ayala
May 2022