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Exploring European Roots
Exploring European Roots

Ten years ago
I did my DNA testing
Tracing my roots.

My mostly European Roots.

My father’s family
I inherited
My Norwegian blue eyes
Along with other Scandinavian traits
Being part Basque, Danish, Dutch, Finnish,
French, Italian, Jewish, Mongolian, Russian,
Spanish and Ukrainian.

My Mother’s family
Inheriting my Irish personality

With Cherokee (although missing from the DNA database,
Being part of the lost tribe of the Cherokee Nation)
English, Irish, Scotch-Irish, and Nigerian roots
Further entangled in my family’s tangled bloodlines.

Someday soon
I will do a Euro tour
And make sure
I visit the Netherlands

Wearing Orange
In honor of King’s Day

Touring Rotterdam’s inner city.

10 years ago
King's Day
Rotterdam's inner city
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