Oración A Yemaya For best results recite prayer while drowningI give my heart to the ocean. I say drown it. This useless thing. Drown it and see if it is the witch it claims to be. I push my body into the wave until I flood, until I am glistening, a leaking god. I say swallow me, quickly, so that I have no time to fall in love with the inside of your mouth.
Oración A El Hombre Que Me Dejó For best results recite prayer while deleting his number from your phoneI hiss a spell into a stone that I bought last week to bind you. My mother says food from a Puerto Rican woman can do the same thing. I light the candle with the stove, for us, for you. Really, I am trying to say that now you get to watch me burn for someone else. I wish you the kind of grief that bubbles into a blistering steam.
Oración A Un Nuevo Amanecer For best results recite prayer inside of a new lover For you, the sea and all its dead. For you, the sand, its mud. For you, my love and everything that is no good for you. For you, my hands, their spirits. For you all of my tongues. For you, my name and the war it incites. For you, my stumble into womanhood. For you, the blood of a bloodless thing. For you, the venom in the wind. For you, my breath and all of the men that haunt it.