I am from the automotive factory Where they make cars Be it Ford, GM, or some type hybrid of the two Not a flashy Camaro or Corvette Not a dependable and durable F150 But from hard work and great minds Like the everlasting Suburban. I am from European farm stock And migrants on a boat Who eat kolache and Svickova And say “Takk for maten” after they eat. I am from mature mothers and fathers Who valued education I am from a Warrior and an Illini Parents with a sum of 3 degrees And my total is 2. I am from never having hunger And always sleeping well I am sheltered from all weather And in a safe place I am healthy and fit Except for anxiety and depression And 20 years of an eating disorder. I am from the quiet and the serious Who like to read and track time I am from skin that peels When too much time is spent in the sun But not skin that peels from the whip And the cancer of systemic racism. I am one who has not sacrificed much Covid-19 has rocked my world the most Unlike the racism That is America’s infection. I am one who gets what she wants within reason. I am white privilege.