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Volume 14 • Number 1 • Spring-Summer 2022

David Buck

I am from candles

From my pc and Mountain Dew
I am from condo #18 with trees in the front yard
I am from the bush in the backyard
The tree out front

I’m from Santa Cows and heights
From Jimmy and Ginger
I’m from darts and Mario
And from old music

I’m from dirt and worms
And “you break it you buy it”
I’m from wearing red, white, or blue on the 4th of July
I’m from Juneau and America
Tacos and salmon
From my dad in the 82nd
And his many stories there
His hats with the division insignia on his head

David Buck is a high school student at Yaaḵoosgé Daakahídi High School in Juneau, Alaska.