Tagged: culture

we will gather at

we will gather at
least seven times to pay our
respects, say goodbye –

for both the dead and the living,
loss takes longer to sink in
.
20210819:1747
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no one ever taught

no one ever taught
us to be silent weavers –
it came naturally,

swinging from one unseen soul
to the next, making us whole
.
20210308:2034
y

squeezed between cultures

we are a handful

we are a handful
of traditions away from
tolerating one

another, another handful
from some kind of understanding
.
20201205:0845
y

our tongues

eight-hundred-sixty-

eight-hundred-sixty-
six miles away from home is
not the same as eight-

thousand miles from home – we use
language as a warm blanket
.
20200915:1821
y

we all prefer our

we all prefer our
own approaches to pickling
same ingredients,

different methods – give us
our share, and no one gets hurt
.
20200530:1704
y

taste before proper

in every culture,

in every culture,
there is a version of a
pancake – pfannkuchen,

okonomiyaki, roti,
bing, pupusa – a warm wrap
.
20200509:1851
y

if we have made it

if we have made it
in this master narrative,
there will be versions

of ourselves that we will not
recognize – how do you do?
.
20200428:1859
y