Soup and Memories This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

A sight so familiar
my grandchildren play
beneath the dinner table
and I reminisce
on a pure adolescence

a smell so familiar
flowed through the kitchen
of my grandmother’s warm house
“Te extrañamos”
was echoed by relatives
a sound so familiar
we gave thanks to God
in a tongue that isn’t mine
recited with ease
but I’m focused on eating
a feeling so familiar
whole spoon in my mouth
warm soup dribbling down my chin
How could I forget
a memory like this one?

A taste so familiar
I take the first sip
before we can even pray
I’ll never forget
that familiar feeling

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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