A Bacon Man

I say jeez, and let my teeth Break the extra crispy bacon. How heaven is it, the blend Of pig flesh and fat, on a frying pan. Perhaps I should have said, sweet Jesus, How taste is an epiphany, Like love or lust, a sudden realization That something is turning gold. How genius, for man…

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The Color Purple

In Jaffna, Dioscorea alata is a morning delicacy Boiled yam with a healthy serving Of coconut milk and sugar Mashed into a porridge like consistency And this colorful dish Is a celebration of new beginnings When an aura rises from a shadow A reminder that before renewal Time could only hemorrhage purple spurts From oxygenated…

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A Waffle

A grated mosaic wonder Sculpted as a flower or a square What is conceived in powdered cereal And broken eggs And rests truly Belgian in pedigree Yet cosmopolitan in habit The sophisticated man’s excursion In to unrepentent indulgence Where on the tip of the tongue Rests the art of surrender As pure sentience relinquishes Every…

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Sambol Paan Toast (Bread Toast With Ground Sambol)

I was born again to my heritage Evangelized by the taste of ‘paan’ Two slices of bread pasted with sambol Pan-toasted and delivered to my armchair The crispiness of toast, the spiciness of ground chilies And the tangy flavor of lemon Colonized my buds and I was afloat In the tantalizing taste of a Sri…

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