I am from musty damp creek-side
with yellow-striped salamanders.
Tuna-noodle casseroles and celery with peanut-butter.
Sunday night hymn-sings in the jewel-stained-glass church.
Sticky-making bing cherry tree
So tall, I could see the whole neighborhood.
Sick with bronchitis so often,
I felt like a misfit at school.
Red-clay digging by the creek.
Firefly catching with friends.
by Laurie Miller Vischer at 10/10 Women’s Retreat