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.