May 18

I AM


I am from the happiest place on earth
I am from industry booms & saltwater dips
I am from rainy winters & dry summers

I am from big Bibles & even bigger rings, carried by short women
I am from cuppas & chips

I am Magic Treehouse, Spiderwick Chronicles & Goosebumps
I am Tales from the Crypt, Criminal Minds, House, H20 & F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
I am Alfred Hitchcock, Wes Craven & Hayao Miyazaki

I am from no power or running water
I am from free lunch & microwave dinner
I am from starving parents for a good Christmas

I am from "you change the meaning of 'like a girl'," "you're stronger than most," "you will keep going."

I am from horror & war, serial killer & mermaids, surgeons & superheroes, demon hunters & vampire slayers, mental institutions & camps, time travellers & kids in Saturday school