Friday, November 8, 2013

I Am From

I Am From

I am from my pens and pencils
from arroz and quesadillas.
I am from the apartments with a light brown fence
that fed me a cool breeze.
I am from La Flor de La Noche Buena
The swaying tree whose long gone limbs I remember as if they were my own.

I'm from Cinco de Mayo
from Mama' and Papa'
I'm from fajitas on Sundays and tamales on Christmas
and from the reassuring smiles of hope.

I'm from "Do your best" and "Don't give up"
and The Itsy Bitzy Spider.
I'm from quinceaneras.
I'm from Houston and Mexico.
Posole and tamales
From playing outside without worrying about bad things happening
joyfully, freely.
A string bracelet in my drawer.

by Yesenia

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