I am from
my comfortable duvet and
climbing out of my bed,
I am from my alarm going off and puting a pillow on my head to get a few more sleeps,
I am from looking for a midnite snack and the beeping of the microwave in a silent house waking up everyone else,
From playing in the
bathtub and blowing soap bubbles,
I am from walking my dog,
and the noise he makes when I step
on his tail.
I am from my energy saver florescent nightlight, and not opening my curtains during the day coz the light hurts my eyes,
I am from fantasizing that I am a night creature, a vampire or fairytale prince and wondering if i shall kiss to wake a sleeping beauty,
I am from Sponge Bob Square Pants and the
Bikini Bottom folk.
I am from spinning round and round until
I can’t tell where I am
Seeing the world upside-down.
I am from long days at school
and hurrying home to watch
and even longer nites studying.
I am from a school trip and standing up in front of the whole school during assembly to report back,
I am from sneaking trips to Guavaland,
and wishing i hadnt,
From roasted peanuts at
and telling stories under a full moon,
I am from summer days in the pool and winter days sitting by the fireplace,
I am from playing on the lawn And running through the sprinklers.
From my imaginary friends and
the games we used to play .
I am from trips to the mall,
and pretending to be a celebrity,
I am from talking along to my favorite movie scenes
,And that one time I fell off a tricycle and scarred my knee .
I am from feeling slightly sad after closing the last page of a good book,
and looking for something else to read hoping it will be as intriguing,
I am from the one, two , kick and up
of my feet,
steps that one time
that I decided to ballroom dance.
And the partner whose toes I stepped on.
I am from a Bee sting with that bloated swollen look that comes with it,
and keeping indoors till the swelling lessens,
I am from being afraid to sleep in the dark after watching a scary movie and the sleepless nites fearing nightmares,
I am from scared shrekless,
and craving gingerbread confections
I am from conversations with Joiè and smiling for no reason,
I am from laughing till my stomach aches like i been doing crunches and tickling you till you breathless,
I am from rereading all the messages in my phone and in my mind i hear your voice speak the words,
I am from cooking interesting meals and not following any recipe and then not remembering how i got it that way each trial a deliteful surprise,
I am from trying new things,
and not letting go of the old,
I am from sessions at the gym,
and the sore muscles it comes with,
I am from rainy days
and counting lightning flashes,
from Saturday morning cartoon tales from the crypt keeper and jelly tots with kellogs cereal
I am from walks on the lakeside, collecting colored rocks,
and my footprints in the sand ,
I am from not wanting to go home when school is out,
And not wanting to go to school after
I am from changing the channel when the back to school commercials air on tv,
and wishing I could pause or rewind time even fastforward some moments.
I am from killing chickens and stuffing and dressing them,
I am from going for hikes and getting lost in a veld fire,
I am from toy guns and glass shoes,
From playing with my siblings,
and pretending to be all grown up.
I am from getting drunk the first time and not remembering what happened or how I got home
I am from books and flashlights
from pens and paper and all the letters i wrote and didnt send.
From silence to screaming.
I am from tears on my pillow
And unanswered cries.
I am from missing you and wondering if you miss me too,
From holding your hand
And that look in your eyes.
I am from the past
and the present
I am from memories of the future and visions of the past
I am from hard work and
And I am ,
from writing down
On a sleepless nite.