Where I'm From

Relationship: Im/migrant
My home on the Southwest Coast of China
My home on the Southwest Coast of China

Where I'm From

I am from sawdust,
from wood and small of paint.
I am from very noisy environment,
and "who's brawling with who" today.
I am from the seafood and watermelon,
whose very fresh and quench I remember
as if they were my own.
I am from ceramic duck and furniture,
from Liu and Wang.
I am from the generous and virtuous, and from relatives and friends come to visit,
from the objects you see are spotless.
I am from it was lively and cozy feeling with soft tactile.
I am from Military and Liu's Branch,
from salt fish and potato,
from our grandparents the age of poverty and look of food and the need to feed the big family.
and from my grandfather rescued soldiers and became a local hero,
he wore a badge around his neck,
I felt very proud when I was a child.
I am from those moments which will have a profound impact on the future.

Place(s): Coast of China
Year: 1995

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