Where I'm From

My first birthday, 1980

Where I'm From

I am from one dot in the sky, from gravels and ripe starfruit I am from the crowded housing complex I am from the scent of jasmine, the guava tree I am from reading stories and round face,

Where I’m From - A personal story

I am from a calabash, from marbles and cotton wrappers. I am from the rainy plains. I am from the guava tree, the palm oil plantation. I am from the tales by moonlight and singing choruses,

Where I am from

I am from fuel wood so heavy From sticks and trees now hard to come by I am from the once pristine countryside I am from the fast vanishing streak of teak trees The earth it binds still.

Where I am From!

I am from the mango orchards, the fruit of summer from that old mud house and dusty lanes. I am from the undulating paddy fields, and the vast yellow wheat plains.