Where I'm From
Where I’m From
I am from green grass, from Arm & Hammer
and the AMX.
I am from the Midwest, the Deep South and
the Great North.
I am from the wind in my hair, sun on my face, the piney woods,
endless rides on magical steeds and magnolias.
I am from Gramma’s cookie jar and flaring tempers
and Carol and Chip.
From Do as I say, not as I do and Get up and try
I am from going where the wind blows you and
Not having roots like trees.
I am from reading, watching, listening and
Learning as I go.
From everything’s ok, nothings wrong, don’t cry or
I’ll give you something to cry about.
From the deep, scary voice of Grampa Cross and the kind
no-nonsense words of Gramma.
I am from the far reaching branches of
family trees so spread out they don’t
know each other.
I am from picture books and photo albums, long ago lost,
but the memories are still alive in my mind…