I Am From…
By Daysia Wood
I am from flickering screens, concrete dreams, police sirens, and pitched screams.
I am from chicken soup, ribs falling off the bone, eggs in the morning, chocolate in the snow
I am from “do it yourself”, “forgive and let go”, “hard head makes a soft behind”, “lock up before you roll”
I am from philosophers like Malcolm X, poets like Maya Angelou, and pacifists like Dr. King
I am from the Ville, 910, where the birds fly as high as a dreaming child unconvinced that gravity exists as the jump rope skips.