I am from building blocks and candy jar with no candy in it,
from baby dolls and a piggy bank.
I am from the room being attacked by a storm.
and moist to moist to moist.
I am from the silk flower.
who shows all her beauty at one time.
I am from the telescope to the fish tank.
from Li and Tang
I am from “Hurry up!” and “Faster Faster!”
and from staying in bed as long as possible.
from sitting as long as possible.
I am from looking at the pedestrian with the telescope on the rooftop.
I am from grandpa and great grandma
from salted dumplings that I hate
from his death because of diabetes.
and from watching billiards and playing poker
Digging a hole in the playground and waiting for it to become fossils.
I am from those moments
From an empty candy jarTags: New York City Writing Project's 2018 ELLs Academy