Where I'm From

By Melanie Murray

I am from colorful blankets,

From texting and shopping.

I am from the squishy couches,

From the tomato plants.


I’m from campfires and picnics,

From Mary and Jeff.

I’m from being awkward and playful punches.


I’m from "Hakuna Matata".

I’m from Danbury,

And America.



I’m from mac n’ cheese and candy.

From fighting in wars,

And family gatherings.


I am from the living room walls.