I am from plastic hangers,
from Jello and Converse.
I am from the Q-tips and Kids Crest, always Sparkle Fun.
I am from Cyberchase, Seinfeld, and Olympics broadcasts.
I am from Alton Brown and Guy Roz, from Baskin Robbins, from Samsung S3, and from Thank You Mom.
I am from NPR and All Things Considered.
From motherboards and silly songs.
I’m from the Caribbean, from history, classical music, mythologies, and imagination.
I am from Mr. G’s, where I eat one thing every time and my brother tries everything on the menu.
From the crazy movie 2-day crash with Arthur, the odd and only comedian show.
I am from the Renaissance and OK Go and Day Tripper and Libra Sonatine.
I am from classical guitar and recommendations for YouTube.
I am pages turned under a blanket, volume turned down low, keys struck with heavy wrists, an awkward voice, my heart.