“Where I’m From”
I am from Tide Pods and fabric softeners
I am from GTA on the PS4
I am from the ticking of the heaters and the smell of the steaks coming from the fire dept. Behind my building.
I am from homemade chicken soup and beef stew
From Romeo and Alexsandra
I am from the family parties and get togethers
From “ did you do your homework?” and “you know better that”
I am the flame of the candle we light for out lost relatives
I am from Florida and Albania
From the thumb my grandfather almost lost cutting firewood.
In my parents closet hide and huge box of photos of my family
I am from the apple tree that has dropped a bright red apple down on earth’s surface were its seeds with fall and plant a new family