"I Am From" by Micheal Lucier
I am from small towns.
I am from 4-wheeling in the Sand Pits.
I am from long walks on logging roads
while hunting game birds with my dog Abby.
I am from drinking coffee at my parents’ store
while listening to our customers and friends gossip about their day.
I am from drinking and partying at camp
while standing next to the bonfire telling
stories about the past week.
I am now from North State Correctional Facility,
paying for my mistakes.
Now I am going to help others not make my mistakes.