I had the courage

When I saw my gray skies on my first day here.

I was in a dark dead end.

But deep down I had hope that someday my sky would turn blue again.

I had to draw strength from where I imagined I wouldn’t have, 

but like a thunderclap my heart broke and I had the courage to face the new life in the United States. 

And then my sky turned blue again.

~ Camila Miho Yukawa Bento, 18 years old, Brazil