I am from ………..
I am from scented candles, from apples and peaches.
I am from the long driveway in the suburbs.
I am from the blossom tree. The basketball hoop whose long
gone limbs I remember as if they were my own.
I am from parades and parties. From mom and dad.
I’m from California Pizza Kitchen and Schlotzsky’s.
I’m from the tooth fairy and Santa and Jingle Bells.
I’m from long roadtrips
I am from Atlanta, Georgia.
From taco Thursday and pasta Friday.
From camel riders and car designers.
From cousins around America.
From memories under my bed.
From pictures everywhere.
From a happy family.