I don’t remember much that day. It was long ago, twenty-two years. We weren’t far from the Key West bay. Being so young I did not have too much fear.
The Coast Guard brought us into land. I do remember being given a teddy bear. This country did give all my family a hand.
They showed us how much strangers can care.
I spent almost all my life in the USA. I still hold my two countries near my heart. Though I am in this place today and this soil gave me the tools to build my new start.
To Cuba I will go back some day to see my father and my aunt and brother. Maybe I’ll come back or maybe I’ll stay. Yet this country will always be my mother.