I’m from faux leather couches
I’m from cold tile floors
I’m from tall trees and the faint sounds of bees
I’m from glasses and tv’s
From Gloria and Jeanette
I’m from hearing the yells of grown-ups
From don’t worry be happy and sit up straight
I’m from praying before I sleep and learning bible verses.
I’m from Carolina, Puerto Rico, beautiful beach and palm trees
From the store my uncle robbed, to the 3-year sentence he faced.
In the closet, memories lost behind clothing.
I’m from people with harsh backgrounds and others still learning.
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