Troy Diffenderfer

Where I’m from

I am from Amish country,
from manure, and country roads.
I am from deer running into traffic.
(Slamming on the brakes,
swerving back and forth)
I am from the land of corn,
miles and miles of this.
A vegetable sea in every direction.

I’m from cricket sounds.
Ones heard in the middle of the night,
and ones heard in awkward silence.
I’m from broken bones.
From choices made
and ones I wish I hadn’t.
I’m from timeless classics
With great action
and surprising twists.

I’m from the world of film.
from my collection of movies,
each one full of quotable lines, and scenes.
Which I use to let my creativity grow.