Published in From the Root, “Home,” issue 4

SPRING, 2017

 

In the kitchen she tells me stories

what it was like

 

Her narratives interrupted by life stuff –

the baby, the phone, her sub-stories

intermittent with her instructions

I am tunnel vision: pen. paper.

 

To record her hand’s memory

Of ratios for rich palettes

Of flavour for land left

Of hitting the spot with the taste of home

     for a daughter’s mourning and curiosity

          of a place she’s never been

     for remembering

     for joy

 

I hear her

I (can) make my/self

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