Where I Am From

A Poem of Heritage

Aabye-Gayle F.


Family photos from the ‘80s.

I am from laundry dried on the clothesline, Tropicana orange juice, and Johnson & Johnson’s baby oil.

I am from Vicks in the winter and school supplies bought at Woolworth before September.

I am from a three-story, green, attached house with a shed in the backyard that I wanted to make my room.