I am from…

I am from the toilet
from plungers and Windex
I am from the humble wooden house
with a cozy feel
I am from the Oak tree
The leafless tree
whose long limbs I remember
as if they were my own

2. I’m from presents on Christmas Eve and hilarious
and a Smooth Criminal
I’m from an Easter Basket
I’m from America and Colombia
soup and Empanadas
from the time my father stole mangoes from his neighbors yard
an old watch passed down from brother to brother down to son
sits in a closet in a hallway
watching over the family through the open doors

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