I am from sunshine
From the dirt on my clothes and the screaming of children.
I am from four people sharing a room
Tight but comfortable.
I am from my aunt becoming my mother
From being the youngest to the oldest .
I am from the track field.
From my mom and my aunt
I’m from over reacting and yelling
And caring too much.
I’m from take you shoes off at the door and say ‘please and thank you’
And you can pursue your dreams.
I’m from celebrating Eid.
I am from Monrovia, Liberia.
Torborgee and fufu
From early morning cooking with my mother.
I am honest, generous, and independent to a fault.
I expect most of others
and even more of myself.
I am from love and warmth
And a family that is always striving for better
I am from hard work.