I am from the bugs and insects,
the lawns and trees.
I am from know-it-alls and wanna bes,
I’m from the 2 car house and swingsets.
Im from stars and late nights,
And carnivals for school.
I am from Allentown.
Im from friends next door and diversity when I walk down the street.
I am from the city where I make friends everyday.
I am from the trees being bombarded with gum,
Big ducks going down the street.
I am from, “Where is the constitution center?”
Im from the block parties and college parties.
The flags of each school coloring the city.
I am from the homeless trying to get pity.
Im from the cornerstores supplying lunch for kids,
and thrift stores supplying clothes.
I am from the sprinklers in the streets and the water hose.
I am from “Do you want fries with that?” and culinary masterpieces.
Im from Cheese steaks and football Sunday.
I am from Philly.