I am from Nicetown
from broken doors and black pots and pans.
I am from trips to the park on nice sunny days
and from a place where you’re not scared when you hear gunshots.
I am from dandelions
whose stand out bright and fluffy against my dark background.
I am from Chucks and Capris
from the bi-weekly paycheck.
I am from nice brown eyes and brain power
and from making very good meals
from proud beings.
I am from Allah.
I am from Minnie May and David James
from smokin’ hot collard greens and golden fried chicken
from jumping rope in open parking spots
and from working all day long to strive in this world.
I love being me. “Me” is a creation from 2.
I am from those moments
whose stand out bright and fluffy against my dark background.

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