AlvernoINK Spring / Fall 2017 - Page 98

Lagrimas de Maria

The story of Maria is an all too familiar one. This is an homage to the Maria’s who’ve preserved, and the ones that need reminding they’re strong too. I write for the women who dare not, for if they do their hearts will be broken. I write for the women who are too sad to write for themselves hoping, one day, they may reach the darkest parts of themselves and unleash the realness of their stories.

Jennifer Fierro-Padilla