Where I Am From
3rd & 4th Grade Poetry Winner
I am from dim sum—little dishes that touch your heart,
And steaming bowls of rice noodles.
I am from eating Chinese food on Christmas Day,
And cooking breakfast on Mother’s Day.
I am from drawing, writing,
Apple picking in the crisp Autumn sun.
I pet my giant yellow dog and he sheds,
I sit on the bench at the pier
And watch the pancake-like moon
Reflecting on the East river.
I am from my parents
On their endless phone calls, their clients saying ‘I want this, I want that’
I am from always hearing their phones moan.
I am who I am
Qi pao dress
Chinese New Year.