Tagged: culture

in every corner,

in every corner,
there is an us versus them
mentality – you

speak of cultural exchange
as if power were not involved
.
20220607:1510
y

in every lifetime

in every lifetime
and every culture, there will be
zombies or mummies

waiting for you in the dark –
bring your curiosity
.
20220429:1356
y

under the 7-

under the 7-
train, a brave new world – shaken
and stirred, intrepid

eaters bumping into secret
recipes and hidden lives
.
20211115:2120
y

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
y

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