on where i'm from

i am from

where the sun loves the earth so deeply

our skin glistens a hue of its rays mixed with melanin.


i am from

where the glass is half full

yet if your glass was empty

i’d give you my last half.


i am from

read your bible

it will cure your depression

i am from

yea though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death

he restoreth my sole.


i am from

a womb that housed

3 bodies,

i am from

the folds of stretched skin etched with love

i am from

a mom that prays for me

more than she prays for herself.



Elaine Dodoo