Monday, March 03, 2008
Where I'm From
I am from the old piano,
the AM radio
and the record player.
I am from the creek in which I discovered frogs, toads and salamanders,
from the azaleas,
and the tall oaks under whose canopy I discovered the world of Nature.
I am from the Frozen Dairy Bar whose creamy goodness delighted me
and from the 7-11 where I got cigarettes to smoke with my friends in the woods
and lighter fluid to set the creek on fire.
I am from Granddad Bill the railroad man,
Grandaddy Peacock the Knower of All Things and Nanny the southern grandma.
I am from, "Do you have a grain of sense?", my mom's spaghetti sauce
and the library stocked with books that enlightened and incited a lifetime of learning about the world.