I Am From…

I am from a time with iPods

“Be Green” bumper stickers

A school where more life lessons are learned from fellow students than academics from teachers

And a time where talking fast is considered music.


I am from best friends

Having late nights

Understanding stars and rainbows

Running in the rain and singing at the top of our lungs

Even if we’re not in the same place.


I am from families that poke fun

Lingering after dinner to laugh

Taking trips to see every type of landscape

Pets that become part of the family

Some for longer than others


I am from having yearly block parties

From camps and dances

From life-long siblings we only know for six months

I am from the newest age, from this year, this week, this moment, now.