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Where I am from
Transcript of Where I am from
man from the country I am from papers That in later years became master works of art spoiled with the attention of pen ink, paint, and lead #2 pencils I am from late nights in the farmland indulging in the melodies of crickets of the city but may never know your story. I am from the classroom that had only one African American student who was too young to take notice I am from the class room chock-full of African American Students Who did not understand Why I did not understand them I am from the classroom bursting
and outstretched arms drawings from beat up crayons with jam
packed light skinned
woman from the city Who met the handsome
I am from the streets
Surrounded by those who look
by chance may speak
I am from the
heartbreak of the
I am from the realization
that at one point I was the typical naive teenager I am from series of summer jobs
coming home energy withered I am from night time parties The heat of numerous people pressed against the heat of your own exposed skin lanes I am from tartan covered tracks white
lines se par ating
I am from the irrelevant afternoon daydream I am from infinite chapters in countless books I am from the movie viewed only to discharge the reality of one's situation I am from the mind of a young
still and maybe