By Khadro Mohamed

a hillock of grated nutmeg

 

                                                       a generous sprinkle of turmeric powder

 

two fstful of cardamom seeds,

 

                  crushed in between limestone

 

                                                                                  carefully disassembled hibiscus leaves

 

                 clumps of African nightshade

stir till sunset gold

 

                                                         add shards of okra

 

ripe avocado 

 

                                     the white under skin of an oversized orange

                                                                                        warm apple juice 

 

                        three black-eyed peas, 

 

greek salad 

              a generous dollop of mint green ice-cream

foamy goat milk and honey suckles

 

                                                     serve with stories of that Black ballet dancer

 

who spun in circles, back in ‘89

                         with long dreads and too many flavours in her mouth

            who walked with gracefulness

 

                                                                      whispering ‘did you hear? im a ghost’

SHAAH

Khadro is a 20-something year old writer & photo enthusiast. currently residing on the shores of Poneke