Where I'm From

Madeline KestleApril 10, 2019Society and the IndividualPoetry

I’m from slot cars
and Nintendo,
to baseball
and cheerleading,
riding bikes
and jumping on the trampoline.
I’m from Men at Work
and the Bangles,
to Ronald Reagan
and Kirk Cameron.
I’m from Snickers
and Butterfingers,
to The Tonight Show
and Miami Vice.
I’m from “gag me with a spoon”
and “righteous dude,”
to movie stars
and racecar drivers.

I’m from generation
to generation.
to family.

I’m here because
two people
fell in love.

Madeline Kestle is a 13-year-old from Rolla, Missouri.