I am from Ticonderoga Pencils, 
from Downy and Coat-Hangers 

I am From Battery Park,
and the Blacktops in Central Park

I am from the clamor the 1 train provides  
 I am from Purple Rice and Kimchi.

from Nate  and Natashia 
from the know -it -alls and the wise-ones
From Bada! to Boy!

I’m From the Korean buddhist temple in Flushing
I’m From Seoul and Kingston, Galbi and Mannish Water 
I’m From A korean woman who lost family in a war

In the desk contained a memory album that contains memories that produce joy,
From those  memories  I know I am the product of intellect and diverse cultures 

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March 19, 2021 2:13 pm

Dear Ocean:
I am amazed with your poem, “Where I’m From” because you’re talking about all these unique things that makes you, you.
One line that stands out for me is, “From those memories I know I am the product of intellect and diverse cultures ”. I think this line is great because you’re talking about your family.
Thanks for your poem. I look forward to seeing what you make next.

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