Curry Chicken This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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I am a vege-pescetarian,
meaning I claim to be a vegetarian
while picking off tiny pieces of the
curry chicken you left on the stove.

Mother:
A boiling pot of your afrocentric love.
Oxtail, brown stew chicken, fried fish.
Liquefied mustard yellow,
the cooking oil stained on my fingertips.

Mother:
little volcanoes bubble, subside.
Releasing a stream of aromatic spices.
Whose hands cup my face.
Comfort.

Mother:
Curry, scotch bonnet peppers,
ginger root.
Warm smoke swaying,
dancing into the air.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Amiable_AmyL said...
Aug. 26, 2016 at 10:49 pm
Congrats on getting into the magazine! :)
 
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