I am my father’s daughter:
the straight toes, dark hair, and thick eyebrows(at one time),
the habit of returning to the house several times for forgotten items,
the love of my native city, Philadelphia.
I’m the image of my paternal grandmother,
with red highlights in my hair from my paternal grandfather
and skin coloring to match.
My weight problem is inherited,
Great-grandmother, grandmother, mother;
All round and chubby – overweight by any standard.
My nose is like my father’s,
My love of writing and reading passed on from my mother
as well as her quick temper – thank goodness,
also quick to forgive and forget (my father).
But I just want to be me.
With a nod to my mentor text: “Everybody Says” by Dorothy Aldis in Songs of Myself compiled by Georgia Heard
I am participating in #SOL17. Thanks to the twowritingteachersblog
team for creating and sustaining this community of writers.