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“What I am Made Of”

a poem by Amina, age 16

I am made of the light of the sun
I am made of the scent of my mom’s cooking
I am made of the night in Kenya – it sounds like a wave
I am made of sugar water
I am made of clean rooms
the gold light of morning sun.