She smiles.
She has gotten a little doll
For a while…
…it is her entire life.
It is mom.
It is dad.
It is being safe.
It is being happy.

I envied her:
For her beautiful face
Her lovely hair
Basically everything about her
She was poor
No mom
No dad
And yet she had everything
that I wanted.

Dear little African girl
Now I have learned it
Learned to love what I have
Now there is room in my heart
So others have room for me
And I smile
Everything else doesn’t matter
I’m forever grateful.
The lesson will probably never end…
before I leave everything.

<3 Maya

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