I am from school uniforms,
from maple syrup mornings and paper bag lunches.
I am from grass covered feet and swimming pool days.
I am from the front yard dandelions,
the back yard weeds.
I am from Dr. Seuss stories
and green eyes,
from Tracy and John and Ella.
I am from big brothers
and piano serenades.
From car seat karaoke
and cousin talent shows.
I am from Wednesday ashes
and face washes.
I’m from fields of green I’ve not seen.
from St. Patrick’s day feasts and chocolate cupcakes.
From summer fires on the beach,
the sand crabs, the sunburns, and long drives home.
I am from bookshelf photo albums and birthday wishes of happy returns.