“Where I’m From” By Tyrone Morton (Grade 12)

I am from microphones. From 808’s And Heart Breaks and The Perfect Luv Tape.

I am from the foam taped on the walls in every corner. Light, soundproof, the neighbors couldn’t hear a thing.

I am from roses the stems of which are usually armed with prickles of various shapes and sizes.

Family Reunions and Loyalty. From Madison Ayla Mason and Joan Valentine.

I am from road trips and late-night drives. From “Don’t touch that if you’re not buying it” and “fix your face now.”

I am from 1400, spaghetti tacos, and jerk chicken. From late nights with grandma playing Wii boxing. The memories of watching my nieces grow.

In a bin under the steps covered by old furniture is a bunch of photo albums. Moments that bring joy to my heart and a smile on my face.

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