I AM FROM
My daughter Tallulah is our guest writer today! Please enjoy this poem she wrote last November, as well as the art she made to go with it.
I AM FROM
by Tallulah Alatorre
I am from long days in the yard lost in my imagination.
I am from a minivan stuffed full with 5 whirly children and two exhausted parents.
I am from the sound of NPR echoing in the halls on Sunday morning.
I am from apples and peanut butter served on a smooth wooden cutting board.
I am from trips to the beach with hot cocoa.
I am from hikes and creek explorations.
I am from long nights spent on a soccer field with the feel of an icy chill on my face.
I am from the evening sun hitting the yellowish walls of my home, illuminating the living room.
I am from the warm sweet smell of dinner preparing in the oven.
I am from walks to the corner store and soccer tennis at the park.
I am from hand-me-downs and everything used and loved before me.
I am from the crackling of the fireplace during winter time.
I am from doing my homework at a table splattered with paint and carved initials.
I am from lemonade stands and making cookies.
I am from warmth, love, and devotion.