I am from the rolling hills
From the river filled with pebbles.
I am from where the rooster crows
From bleating goats to oinking pigs.
(Even in the dark of night)
I'm from outside my comfort zone.
I'm from crowded streets and even more crowded markets.
I'm from the sound of children laughing
From eating rice and beans.
Under my bed are roaches and tarantulas.
I am from Haiti.