I am from…

I am from a basketball and from snacks and old toys
I am from the cozy warmth
I am from the live oaks
I am from the pear tree whose long gone limbs I remember as if they were my own

I am from chores and church
I am from parents and siblings
I am from movies and bike rides and from music on the patio

I’m from the boogie monster and “eat all of your vegtables”
I am from rock n’ roll
I’m from sports games
I’m from Austin and Kanooga
I am from steak and pasta

I am from bringing home a rescued dog that later became a best friend
I am from colored family photos on every wall and in every heart