Where I’m From
by Kaylee Morgan Coby
I am from card games
From movie snacks and drinks
I am from the swimming pool in my backyard
with a glistening shimmer from the sun.)
I am from Lakebay, quaint and peaceful,
whose sharpness hurt my feet
as if they were made of the quills on the back of a porcupine.
I’m from Friday Night Lights and A Walk to Remember
from Angela and Bill.
I’m from the conservatives and right wingers,
from get it done and do it right.
I’m from distance and wrongdoers
and the dream of success and proving them wrong.
I’m from Washington and Arizona
Pool darts and recliner chairs.
From the lotions and potions that I created and played Dr. Mary with.
Tubs in my mama’s closet
Are filled to the brim with pictures and trinkets,
Smudges, blurriness, and silly faces.
A world of marching band show shirts and prom photos with old crushes
Ready to sift through while I smile remembering the past.
I am from the past—
With all the memories and the characters
And all the things that make me the me I am today.
Mrs. Kaylee Coby
ESS Inclusion Teacher
Carl Hayden Community High School
(602) 764-1100 extension 43404