Yesterday I saw a double rainbow
By Mya De La Rosa
The speaker relishes nature and human connection…
birds chirp in the mildew sky, my eyes aslumber over their blue wings. black holes spin-splatter my brain, my neck screams at me. trees stay, knowing. nature’s got a crush on me, and the sinusoidal breeze cradles pink petals, with cousin Bear, salt saturates my lungs and Bear catches my eye, and I trickle a current of laughter. there is only the ocean, you, and me.
I wrote this poem after the Earth Day workshop with Twitter, adapting my opening lines and the title of our cento poem for this piece. In the thick of school-related projects on black holes, quantum mechanics, and electricity, I wanted to play by complimenting the language of technology and nature.
Mya De La Rosa /2005/ was born in Los Angeles and has lived in Honduras, Virginia, El Salvador and SoCalifornia. Her work reflects on multiculturalism, gender, queerness and the effects of colonialism. An ongoing project of De La Rosa’s is “An Investigation of Sivar”, which delves into Salvadoran history through blog posts and interviews with Salvadoran diaspora and foreign policy experts, to contextualize the development of an authoritarian government there today. Her time abroad has enabled her to appreciate the importance of global democracy and national self-determination. She is a thespian, computer programmer, polyglot and traveler.