13 years

Today Carlos and I have been married 13 years. As usual, we don’t have enough chirilicas to buy anything for each other – but that’s okay. No amount of money in the world can buy what we have together and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

This isn’t to say our marriage is perfect – far from it! Truth be told, we can be downright dysfunctional. There is passion – passion that leads to some of the hottest fights you’d never want to see, (though the passion is good for other things, too.) …One thing is for sure, it’s never boring y ojalá our love for each other will always win out in the end.

Ya tú sabes, te quiero un chingo, Carlos.

El Guanaco + La Güera
(a poem for Carlos)

What more can I say,
que ya no te dijé,
me gusta como dices
“pata” en vez de “pie.”

Tu Caliche makes me crazy
y tu familia de otra manera
aunque me llamen “Traisy”
I’m proud to be tu güera.

Sabes que te agradezco
for all the things you do
Tú trabajas muy fuerte
To buy mis Bubu Lubus.

The truth is that without you,
(and our two cipotes)
Yo ando bien perdida
igual a Don Quixote.

Ahora voy a decirte,
In front of all these gente,
Eres mi guanaco,
absolutamente.

26 thoughts on “13 years

  1. Como siempre, palabras sinceras del corazon. You’re work is incomparable to anything out there. Nobody has as much pasion and style as you…and believe me I know what you mean about marriage not being easy. Sometimes los pleitos just get the better of us.

    Anyway congratulations on the 13 years – que se conviertan en muchisimos mas llenos del mismo amor – and also on your new project with Latina Bloggers!

  2. Lindas palabras y lindo poema! Carlos se sacó la loteria contigo.
    Que sigan muuuuchos años juntos y Dios bendiga siempre a tu familia!

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