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Where I'm From

I’m from Island Life
From weekends on the North Shore
Roaming store to store
From surfing Christmas day after opening presents.
From white sandy beaches
Without another body in sight
Refusing to retreat to the tent after dark.
Waterfalls to jump higher than the last
Upgrading from 20 to 50 feet
Watching the water inch closer and closer  second.
From 5k walks to my game without a ride
Tasting salt in the air during warm ups
From towering over opponents on the field
Year round baseball, year round soccer
The boys of fall and winter b-ball.

From the blue house on the mountain
With a view from Nalo to Maunaloa
Sitting on the roof watching fireworks light up the night sky all around us.
Sprinting up the driveway to be the first in the pool.
Fresh ahi poke or saimin lunch at school
Hula Pie for “my birthday”
From dolphins jumping alongside the catamaran
Humpbacks breaching below the lighthouse

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