I am from the trampoline and pool in my backyard,
from bright colored canvases and flocks of flowers.
I am from the spacious living room,
and the smell of fresh baked goodies.
I am from the dandelions that I wish upon in the spring.
From the big oak tree whose long limbs cascade through the sky,
protecting our home.
I’m from ‘Find the Pickle’ and beach vacations.
From my parents and brothers.
I’m from fancy birthday dinners and The Nutcracker,
and from Paper Bear presents.
I’m from “Don’t do that!” And “Sorry!”.
I’m from the heart of Texas and European roots,
from Shepard’s Pie and mugs of savory soup.
From an array of memories,
hanging on my wall.
I am from a loving family that will be there forever.