"Where I'm From" by Justin Pullins

Where I’m From
by Justin Pullins

“I’m from the living room designed be an inviting,
where a portrait hangs above the sofa.

From my desk, my movie collection, my book-self, my possessions,
I’m from Tammy, Bryant, Marie, Kiemp, Dorthy and Walter,
From Spring Breaks in the Poconos,

From hard work, independence, responsibility, and respect,
I’m from snack foods and Kindergarten memories,
From the Northeast, with its hot summers and cold winters,

From the best of the business world, and the bluest of collars
I’m from the world where television and films are gods,
From memories that grow with wisdom.”