I AM FROM
I am from my dad’s driftwood cribbage board and late night games,
cardboard Halloween costumes: racecar and astronaut.
I am from lemonade stands, plum trees, and popsicles on the sidewalk,
rainy days for lounging and having a good time and
my aunt’s beautiful, lakeside wedding.
I am from getting lost in the world of Harry Potter,
skiing on the mountain with my uncle and
learning chess with my grandpa.
I am from short but sweet trips to the coast,
snuggling up to Great British bake off with my mom,
having a second family across the street,
spending hours on end with my Legos.
I am from my dad’s flat, square, cut-up eggs, my mom’s chocolate cake and playing the Wii with my brother.
I am from practically living at the library.