What I Am From
By: Nicholas Oesterreich
What am I from,
I am from my features,
I am from masks
My breath passing through the cloth
The cleaning of the house
I am from my closed eyes,
My cats near me,
I am from that calm feeling
I am from math,
From long days spent studying,
But also goofing off with friends.
I am from books
From thousands of hours on my bed,
All spent reading
I am the mountains,
The thin mist blanket obscuring the view,
The dreamy days and long nights.
I am from the music at 10:00 pm,
The yells from family to quiet down,
From headphones I fall asleep with.
The things that make me me
I am from myself