I am from…

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hurricane swept houses, swollen rivers, and rain drenched streets,

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waking on lazy Sunday mornings to my father cooking bacon and scrambled eggs,

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green and green plaid pleated uniforms with blazers and black and white saddle oxfords,

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watching the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show, LSU football and Saints games,

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afternoons at the kitchen table sharing cups of freshly brewed chickory coffee with my grandmother,

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a submarine gray Rambler with no air conditioning that transported three adults and two children to the hills of Tennessee,

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crawfish boils and streetcars and chocolate snoballs and lakefront barbecues,

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TG&Y and K&B purple and D.H. Holmes and Winn-Dixie and Mardi Gras parades,

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and blistering summers, and evening showers

where, if your heart listens, it can hear the rain drops sizzle as they sacrifice themselves to the raging heat of the concrete sidewalks.

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I am from yesterday, in today and headed to tomorrow.

 

Where are you from?

 

 

 

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