Sometimes I don’t know if it’s me who
woke up upside down,
or if it is the world who has turned mad.
I hear them talking about race and skin color
as if it mattered. Why, if I were green, would I be any different?
Where do fairies and dreams go when you become an adult?
How do I tell my children that fairies and unicorns
but hatred and racism do?
If I could only choose…
If I could make it all better…
I’ll close my eyes, maybe tomorrow
I’ll find my answers.
Mariana Llanos is a Peruvian-born author of five children’s books (three of them in Spanish.) When she’s not writing she stares out the window wondering what would’ve happened if she had pursued a singing career, or if Hamlet hadn’t returned to Denmark. Connect on Facebook and Twitter