Where I’m From
I am from the dust storms,
from the hot, dry climate,
the cloudless nights.
I am from "go to church every Sunday"
And "go to catechism every Saturday"
with stern parents,
only wanting the best for their children.
I am from the gunshots late into the night,
sleeping on the roofs of our houses
to keep cool during the night
when there is no electricity
I am from the gated communities,
large houses and classy people,
lethal as they are classy
given the circumstances to survive.