by Xenia Minton, Grade 7

I Come From A City

by Sameer Khan

I come from a city where hospitality is the new black.
People, hugging and laughing, without a care for seriousness.
Happiness and joy ignites the city’s lights.
But I did not come from this city of joy.
I came from a city known for its crime,
Its opportunity, its pizza, oh so sublime.
But now I identify in a new place
And wear upon myself a new face.
Yes, I came from a city, marvelous and supreme.
No, I now live in a city where love is like ice cream.
I know I chose a city with tornadoes and floods
But the only natural disaster is when I lose the people around me.