I Am From
I am from the aroma of perfume,
from classic Chanel to athletic Lululemon,
I am from the caring, calming, bright sunroom.
I am from the weeping of willows in elaborate gardens,
and blossoms of roses with thorns that prod deep into the surface.
I am from a gift received every Christmas Eve morning,
and dimples to show radiant smiles,
from a mother who’s been by my side since the day I was born and a father who’s built up my character.
I am from extensive card games and going out for birthdays.
From stand up tall and because I said so.
I am from the sturdy and solid Cross.
I am from sunrise to sunset,
from the sweet taste of tiramisu to the tangy brine of caviar.
From salty fishing trips and mashed up ice cream that I came to love from grandpa.
I am from the simple things in life.