I am from a red wagon,
from Kelloggs and Crayola.
I am from large windows and squeaky doors,
Never failing to awake the household.
The berry garden of colors of the rainbow.
The aspens that grow faster than me,
Outside my window.
I am from Tooth fairies and Easter Bunnies,
from a shy sister and a kind brother.
I am from Christmas mass and posed pictures,
from black and whites hung down the hall.
I am from “vamanos” and “silencia”,
from baked cookies, and barbie dolls.
I am from Pope Benedict and Roman scripture.
I am from blue mountains and atomic bombs.
I am from spanish adobes and Irish beer,
spaghetti and cinnamon rolls.
I am from God Bless You before bed
and morning sunrises.
I am from princess dresses and golden crowns,
from a loving mother and protective father.
I am from play-dates and Disney movies.
I am from a red wagon.