I am from the spacious backyard
from jersey’s and ball caps.
I am from the perfectly mowed lawn
and the trampoline out back.
I am from corn fields
whose rows seemed to never end.
I am from baseball and sweat lines
from Tom and Jen.
I am from a small town and a ball game
and from drinking beer
from I told you so.
I am from the cross necklace my Grandma gave me.
I am from Farmers and Army Veterans
from sauerkraut and dumplings
from cancer treatments
and from full recoveries.
The many trophies I won.
I am from those moments that made me never want to grow up.