"I Am From" by John Preterotti

I am from my mother and

Father once great and upstanding

Now troubled and lost.


I am from a childhood of

Misunderstanding, hardships, and abuse.


I am from the 80’s big

Hair bands, snap bracelets,

And the “get out and go

Play in traffic” era.


I am from the 90s

Kurt Cobain, Biggie, Puffie

Stolen Cars with 5 stars.


I am from an addiction

To everything, love, drugs, women

Cars, food, and trouble.


I am from where I hope

My children to be not.


I want to be from


Not active addiction



Gary MillerComment