I am my mother’s son:
the light hair when we were younger, wide nose, wide toes,
the energy to power a small city, a love for singing,
the non-stop talking when we are excited.
I take after my father’s behaviors,
the intensity, the angry spells,
and even the love of working with my hands.
I have my paternal grandfather’s personality,
the love for animals and being outdoors;
An passion for doing what I love to do.
I look like a mini-Liam,
I do wear all of his hand-me-down clothes,
how well I do at math and music,
also our mutual love for video games.
But I just want to be me.
With a nod to my mentor text: “Everybody Says” by Dorothy Aldis in Songs of Myself compiled by Georgia Heard and posted/blogged by Lynne Dorfman.