Literary Arts Magazine Spring 2019 - Page 37

do, cuándo?” [When? When? When?], she asks her husband. Nonetheless, Mamacita’s baby should concern us more than she does. time does its piece. After all, she is a good woman, and be- cause of this there will always be a light at the end of the tun- nel. So, cheer up, Mamacita! Tell me, does anybody discard the whole bunch just because a few grapes are spoiled? Of course not! So, put on your green perfume, dust off those satin high heels, and bloom one more time. Life isn’t easy. live it. Oh dear! What a great woman you are by having such a special sense of a mother’s sacrifice! You might be able to return and be happy again in your beloved house “[p]ink That unlucky child who was as hollyhocks,” but you re- snatched from his homeland signedly remain in this place: a and taken to another country land of sweet chances for your is an unfortunate baby by hav- child, but still a land of sour ing such a mom, isn’t he? This grapes for your own sick heart. baby is prevented from saying Don’t throw away the whole a thing in English under pen- bunch, Mamacita! Just pick alty of breaking his mother’s You aren’t perfect, but you and eat the good ones! heart. This poor baby has to must get ready for life and bear his mother’s seagull-like voice all day long. Doesn’t it seem sad? What a poor baby! What a misfortune! But, hold on! He is a baby, right? His life has just begun! A bright future is in store for him since he is now with Dad and Mom in a better country, in his new country of possibility. Wasn’t that the reason his fa- ther came first? For opportu- nities? Besides, he will learn how to speak in English sooner or later, in or out of his house, with or without the help of his parents. Thus, the baby is as “poor” a baby as Mamacita is a “bad” mother, which is to say, “not at all.” Lastly, it was she herself who offered him those opportuni- ties the day she dropped her life and dared to broaden her horizons. Little by little, she will overcome her wrong be- havior and bad manners caused by her emotional illness, as the 37