I’m from dove ice cream, from Nong shim ramen
I am from snow in the backyard and the swing set in the playground
I am from the key food supermarket and Alexander Hamilton’s house that was made into a museum
I am from beef noodle soup and jasmine rice
from Min and Jenny
I am from artists and loudmouths
from how many times do I need to tell you? and 我生气了(I’m getting mad)
I’m from the Bible.
I’m from Fujian and Harlem
from my parent’s dog that got run over by a car.
a collection of old pictures of my family kept in my ikea closet
I am from those moments as I entered the world, welcomed by beautiful blooming flowers of the family tree.

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