I am I

I am Erika.

I am seventeen years old.

A student, young scholar,

A girl growing into a woman.


I stand at sixty-one inches;

Sometimes sixty-one and a half.

I have basic brown eyes and almost black hair

That doesn't have an official part so I toss

It from side to side.


I am a student who

Will be going off to college next year.

I am a little sister

To two older sisters and an older brother.

I am a dancer whose

Hawaiian name is Napua which means the flowers.

I am a coach

Who treats each cheerleaders as apart of my family.

I am a daughter who

Sees the world from a different perspcetive than her parents.




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