"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.

Gary MillerComment