Student Voices: Where I’m From, Krista Frasier

I am from “Yo lemme borrow some sugar”,
from neighbors living on the next floor.

I am from kool-aid and chicken,
from banana pudding and s’mores.

I am from dark nights at the park,
from running from cats following me home.

I am from sharing a laundry room,
from inspections every month.

I am from noise above my head,
from hearing knocks on neighbors doors.

I am from gatherings in the community room,
from kids knowing one another on each floor.

I am from meeting up at Woodland Ave. ,
from the Septa G bus.

I am from neighbors that didn’t like noise
so they didn’t like us.

I am from the train tracks in the back,
from where we listened to the trains roam.

I am from where I felt safe,
from where I call home.

Students in Ms. Melville’s 9th grade English classes wrote about formative places and experiences.