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Where I am from

by

Cynthia Moore




I am from using windows as doors,
Heart drumming,
Running on bare feet to the safe spot where friends meet
I am from being glued to the tied dyed tapestries in the grass; the air is thick with soul diesel, the ground quakes with laughing bellies.
I am from getting butterflies at a stranger’s full attention, being witty to entice them to inhale my thrills.
I am from my endless playlist of people who became a part of my family, brought me into their homes and made me pancakes.
I am from an amazing father that masterminded this elegant patchwork of moments we hold onto for always to avoid the dark.


Motivation: As part of a VFI workshop, writers are encouraged by a safe, confidential environment to take the risk of self-expression.  Through the camaraderie of the group, participants find a common understanding and a mutuality of respect and forgiveness.

Bio: Cynthia Moore is a barefoot, grass-stained, music-loving girl with a soft spot for cats.  She comes from the heart, loves the South and chicken fingers.

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Editor: Pamela Tyree Griffin

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