Where I’m from
I am from YouTube™ and iPads.
From the demise of cable TV
The hard, cold, unfeeling
Screen has influenced me throughout life.
I come from pyrotechnics and doctors
Whose flames and healing contradict.
I am from the scientific advances
Of the American soil.
The sciences that America has established
Has allowed me to understand
The entirety of life.
In contrast, the Chinese side
Would have made science obsolete for me.
I am from
Gallego’s and Liu’s guidance
Have guided me down a smooth and clean pathway
On the soil of freedom and concrete pathways
To become a person to benefit society.
I’m from the wisdom of my Nai Nai
Who has guided me on a path
That leads away from the oppression in the east.
I am from the beaches of Florida
The desert next to the ocean
Where they meet
And the beach chairs, the miles of ocean and desert
With the surfboards and the smooth, slow, calming paddleboard
And the calming crash of the waves going PSSH on the shore.
I am from the campfire conference
Where we all get together
Without our tech
And talk to each other about what is going on.
I’m from the weekly doctor checkups
Where all my bones
And joints are put where they are supposed to be.