Where I'm From by Veda G.

I’m from kissing trees,
and biking to bookshops.
I’m from grasshoppers and leafy journals. 

I’m from falling asleep to Emily Bronte
and running through the garden barefoot.
I’m from henna,
and crowns of vines. 

I’m from tickle flies,
and cedar trees.
I’m from rolling down grassy hills,
and wading into fountains. 

I’m from “violence is never the answer”
and “Turn the other cheek.”
I’m from “everyone is equal”
and “be yourself-everyone else is equal.” 

I’m from DeVotchka, Fleet Foxes,
and Stevie Wonder.
I’m from a world filled with kindness, love, differences,
and encouragement.