Where I am from

I am from different places
I come from everywhere
I belong to words and phrases,
To beaches, sand and waves.

I am from techno music
From Christmas and birthday parties
I am from friends and families
From M&M’s and smarties.

I am from endless conversations
From photographs and games
I am from pineapples and mangoes
And from multicoloured frames.

I am from green and yellow
From Australia, Brasil and France.
I’m made up of fragrances and perfumes,
From laughter and cries.

I am from everywhere and nowhere.
I belong to dreams and homework.

By Patricia Valdés