Where I'm From


  I’m from white church dresses and blue paint                                                                                  From bleach that helped wash out the stains                                                                                    From hair bows my mom would put in my hair because “it’s cute”                                                        I’m from pink and purple flowers that grew in my grandma’s garden                                                      From the blue kitty pool I’d play in on a hot summer’s day                                                                From the rusted old swing set I loved                                                                                                    I’m from the blue-green waters of Florida’s coast                                                                              From where I learned jelly fish aren’t like toys you can play with                                                          I’m from the two women, who taught me everything I know                                                              From the Ancheta family                                                                                                                        I’m from the saying “Let the angels keep you safe”                                                                                From “EMILY NICHOL MIRANDA ANCHETA!” every time I’m bad                                                       I’m from rice and beans my grandmas favorite dish                                                                           From yummy lunchables I’d take with to Pre-K                                                                                     I’m from grandpa’s farm which made me learn to work hard                                                             From my first kitty named Angel to the two cats she had that I still have                                              I’m from old photo albums locked away in my treasure chest                                                              From the gold bracelet that my mom gave me I wear everyday


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