Where I’m From

By Student 65479

Inspired by “Where I’m From” by George Ella Lyon

I am from a squishy couch.

From an old $500 bill and a crib.

I am from the apartment with the prickly cactus on the porch.

I am from the big sunflower beside it.                                                                                                                          

The big birch on the edge of the woods.

I’m from blue eyes that anger easily.

From Mum and Jason and Dad and Leile and Konnor.

I’m from twirling hair and folding ears.

And from sucking old thumbs.

I’m from a train mechanic and money grows on trees.

And Little Fenny.

I’m from family pizza and video game nights.

I’m from Lebanon and French and Native American,

kale chips and sloppy joes.

From Great Great Grandfather and the baby alligator

who attacked him,      

the alligator skull in the jar in my sister’s room.