[I am from the Metal Box]

a poem by Melissa Lesky

 

I am from the Metal Box

I am from Sickness

I am from a under developed fetus

 

I am from Nightmares I can't remember

I am from the Pitch Black

I am from monster you can't see

 

I am from Screams and Mute ears

I am from Somewhere No One Cares

I am from my cold directed stares

 

I am from being left on a ghetto street

I am from no food to eat

I am from Adult Ed Getting My GED

 

I am from a life filled with hurt

I am from a place where no family waits

I am from a place that holds hope today