I am from
El Salvador
and the cold place, Washington D.C.
I am from my mom’s stomach &
the dirt

I am from
vegetable
soup with a shrimp flavor,
and vanilla ice cream

When I was born
I was made of
dirt,
trees,
dogs,
sun-colored horses,
water,
flowers & air

I am from
checkers,
tag,
Tic-Tac-Toe &
pillow fights

I am from
the Earth.

And I am happy for
being all these things.

 

by Giselle, 3rd grade
originally published 2007

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