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A Collection by Yajayra Soria

A haiku:

Am I who I am

due to my own choices or

because of others?

"Here Comes the Sun" by Yajayra Soria

Many moons ago I told myself that the sun rises and sets so it can be admired and missed and that one day I would be someone’s sun. I would bring warmth and I would embrace them with love and kindness. And when it comes time for me to part and say goodbye, I hoped people remembered me. I hoped they remembered the comfort I brought them. I hoped they remembered how I stood by them when they needed it the most.

Today I admire the sun and I will miss it when it sets but I will look forward to when it rises and we meet again because every new day I will be a little more radiant, a little warmer, and a little more beautiful! Then one day will come when I can finally and proudly say, “I am someone’s sun.”


Yajayra Soria was born in Houston, Texas. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Houston in the fall of 2018. She taught flute privately during her undergrad and had minor gigs around town. Before she landed her current job, she was a long term-sub as an elementary music teacher. She is now the assistant band director at Springwoods Village Middle School in Spring, Texas.

Although pursuing a career in music, Yajayra has always been an avid lover of both art and writing. In her spare time, she likes to write poetry and paint with acrylics. She has been sought out to commission poetry for projects before but mostly enjoys writing as a form of self-expression. She believes that everyone has the ability to be an artist, whether it be through music, paintings, writing, or any fine art of your choosing, and that expressing yourself is the best way to learn about yourself and the world.


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