Curry Chicken MAG

September 19, 2014
By ivy.m BRONZE, Derby, Connecticut
ivy.m BRONZE, Derby, Connecticut
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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.


The author's comments:

I wrote this poem to my mom for mothers day. I often associate my mother with curry chicken because it is something that I love eat. The warmth that I get from eating the curry chicken she makes is the warmth that I feel towards her as my mother. 


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on Aug. 26 2016 at 10:49 pm
Amiable_AmyL SILVER, Parsippany, New Jersey
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Congrats on getting into the magazine! :)


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