I am from the game soccer
from the soccer ball and toy trucks
I am from a baby-vomit colored house
and the noise of three siblings fighting
I am from the huge magnolia tree
whose unbreakable 80 year old branches used to let me hang and play.
I am from a soccer goals and hiking
From George, to Kellogg, to John
and from Christian ministers and Doctors
from the saying, “Good judgment comes from experience.”
I am from Thanksgiving, where everyone gathers
From wine and bread
From the old tradition; the 13 year old adventure
and from never being organized
Tools were my favorite, brooms, drills, etc.
I am from the moments of the unorganized family;
the crazy adventures of the boy who loved tools.