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“First One” by Angelica– FitW Winner!

Congratulations, Angelica!

You are the next winner of the
Fachucha is the Word:
DPL Poetry Contest!


Angelica Villarruel

First One

Grew up believing
The first one
The first time
Would be
This magical
Joy ride

A mixed concoction
maturity and unpretentiousness
Of self
I knew not
What I would get into

Grew up believing
The first one
The first time
Would be
This magical joy ride

Aghast by his response
When I uttered
“I’m a little scared.
You know,
This is
My first time”
“You ain’t no virgin,” he said to me.

Could he not see
The innocence
Tucked away in these eyes
Every time he looked at me?

Grew up believing
The first one
The first time
Would be
This magical joy ride

The effects of his
Refusal to believe
In
The truth I spoke
Left me
With no recollection
Of what
he felt like
Once he laid his body
Right on mine

Grew up believing
The first one
The first time
Would be
This magical joy ride

Yet, all that is clear to me
Was watching his image drift away
As I closed the door
Behind me

Felt the trickling
Drops of water
Gently caress
my body
The same way
I wish
He did
Scrubbed away the scent
Of his emptiness
As I watched the child in me
Slip right down
Through that drain

Grew up believing
The first one
The first time
Would be
This magical joy ride

Reality
Was quick
To set the record straight

Mijita…
“First times”
Don’t always
End up
That great…


Our last writing prompt was: “Write a poem about the first time.” To view the next writing prompt selected by our winner Angelica, visit the contest page at: www.dapoetrylounge.com/fachucha