Where I’m From – Zepeda

I am from an elmo blanket

from Nesquick

and oreos

i am from crowded apartment

marker stained walls

and small tv from the 80,s

as you walked in tired from walking up 3 flights of stairs

you see a 26 twenty six year old mom raising 2 boys

with the help of a very caring grandma

and a teenage like aunt

with no father

it felt safe



Liz and Alma and Samantha and Tristan

i am from the gamers

and the movie nerds

from the annual plot lucks

and christmas celebrations

from “i que ninio!”

and “seby”



im from Texas and Spain

green salsa and tortillas

from my grandma selling fruits in mexico to buy a plane ticket to texas to see her

daughters first born son

from the finger great grandpa lost

from the family that loves me very much