Where I'm From
I am from plaid kitchen placemats, two gallons of Purity 2% milk, and pioneer invader trees.
I am from the unassuming.
I am from the purple iris, the liriope grass.
I am from a box of new pajamas on Christmas Eve and crooked front teeth, from Murril and Juanita and Lacey and Willie Ray.
I am from the stubborn and high strung.
From "Put a coat on that baby" and "Get back inside or you'll catch a cold with that wet head."
I am from Martin Luther and John the Baptist and J. Percy Priest.
I am from Independence, Kentucky, broccoli chicken soup without the broccoli and fried potatoes.
From the new rope, evening kiss, and Oodie Boody.
I am from the sitting room walls, six boxes in the basement, and the mantle in my living room.