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I am From

By , Mattawan, MI
I Am From…
I am from
Baby finches and blue spruces,
Lush, green grass and smelly swamps that have as many frogs as New York has people.
I am from
The smell of fresh laundry,
And three poor-looking pairs of shoes.

I am from
Bunk beds and pellet guns
To fishing on the weekends and the sound of distant dirt bikes
I am from small
rock figures and seafood jambalaya

I am from
Chicken and mashed potatoes,
Stainless steel freezers,
And begging somebody in my family to take me to a place where I know there is good fishing.

I am from
Budding corn fields and little kids on big wheels
I am from
Clay bowls and camera chargers

I am from
Aunt Pauline and Uncle Kent
And Nana and Pop Pop.
I am from
Inside jokes like the sasumfasums and Purples.

I am from
Don’t count your chickens before they hatch
And frequently used words like I forgot or I’ll do that in a sec





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