I am from a blank t.v. screen
From soft blankets and comfy pillows
I am from the light blue home that is more calming once you walk through
The house. It feels like a presence of "I'll always be there."
I am from cherry blossoms the almost dead tree right outside my door.
Whose long gone limbs I remember as if they were my own.
I'm from talking about life as a family and telling people how it is
From my mom and my sassy old grandma
I'm from giving people chances that they don’t deserve and letting
People walk all over me and still give them chance after chance
And from never listening to what people think ever.
I'm from use your manners and always be self reliant because you can't rely on everyone
And treat others the way you want to be treated
I'm from leaving shoes at the front door
I'm from French and Italian heritage
Tuna casserole and steak stir fry from how
My uncle broke most of his bones in a motorcycle accident
And still was fearless enough to do it again.
From me and my brother and cousins, me almost half asleep
While everyone else had a smile on their face, on the backyard of a swing chair