Where I’m From
I am from soft blankets,
and from Swiss miss hot chocolate and marshmallows.
I am from the cozy, brick house on the end of the dead end street
I am from the lilies and succulents,
I am from one Christmas present at twelve a.m.
From the Hoods,
the Grenions and more.
I am from the hard workers
and the givers.
I’m from Manhasset, NY, Guyana and Antigua,
from warm peppa pot on Christmas morning.
From the toddler version of myself being the boss of my dad,
and the toddler version of myself making him sit down and watch cartoons with me while a
party was going on outside.
From my sister trying alcohol for the first time, not being able to hold it at all.
I am from the picture books and binders, the picture frames placed delicately in our home
The pictures highlighting the major and passing moments of our lives,
My mom graduating from college,
My sister holding me,
My grandma, mom, and sister smiling before I was ever a thought
and my mom embracing two of her girls.