Presente

Presente

By: Sara Proano

El tiempo pasa lentamente
las manijas del reloj flotan
moviéndose despacio entre las horas
y aquí sentada, yo espero
         Mi mente mezcla recuerdos y sueños
         pasado y futuro
         atrapándome en una nube confusa
         de ilusión y desencanto
El sonido mecánico, silencio del asalariado
que intenta situar la mente en el oficio
mientras su corazón volátil
escapa buscando sentido
         Y la profundidad de mi nausea
         que evoca mi estado presente
         atribuyendo miedos
         prometiendo temple

Por Chuquiragua 
a.k.a Sara Elisa Proano Motta


Biography
Sara is the second born to Enrique and Amparo Proano, missionaries and educators who have served in many countries of Latino America. The family lived in Mexico, Venezuela, the Caribbean and finally Ecuador while visiting maternal grandparents in Colombia during school vacation time. After obtaining her degree in Clinical Psychology, Sara got married and moved to the US. She immediately found ways to serve as a volunteer and was later hired into a local non-profit at county community mental health. The couple had two kids, but after 6 years of marriage Sara found herself facing domestic violence which led to divorce and having to enter the workforce fulltime to support herself and her children. Sara became a domestic violence case worker under a DOJ grant and later accepted the Direction of the Language Service Department in the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan. She is a trained interpreter and translator. Today Sara serves as the Community Engagement Manager for Kent District Library and lives on a farm with her new husband Paul, her two children and a new baby girl.