Where I’m From
–Ashleigh A. Coyner
I am from bare feet on a sunny day
to cartwheels in the front yard.
I am from fried catfish and hushpuppies.
I am from crawfishin’ in the bayou
to boiled shrimp on the picnic table.
I am from hurricanes and Bourbon Street.
I’m from chicory coffee and a good pecan pie.
I am from bonjour to mon cher,
from fais do-do to mardi gras.
I am from sweet potatoes and iced sweet-tea,
from Atchafalaya to Pontchartrain.
I am Louisiana homegrown.