I am from Colgate,
from Tide and Baking Soda.
I am from the hard wooden floor under
the silver bed where I spent my sad times.
I am from Tiger who
“meow” at me when hungry.
I am from 55 inches “SHARP” T.V.
and Frosted Flakes.
From Ibrahim and Moustapha.
I from,“Appreciate what you freakin’ have”
and “You have to be a role model for your little brothers.”
I am from the Qu’ran and praying 5 times a day.
I am from Guinea a country of different Africans.
From my brother who got surgery on his leg, to
the car accident my older siblings got into.
In my closet, a picture album of
familiar faces and unknown faces.
I am from a respected family that went through a lot
to be where they are now.
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