you know mums cooking?

Poem #7 from Small Town Kid

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you know how sometimes your mum
can be really over-the-top
with cooking traditional food in the way
that she learned to do it back home
and most of the time it’s sort of okay
or you don’t really notice because
it’s just there all the time
and sometimes it’s really good
and you can feel clever about it
because the other kids’ mums
don’t know how to cook that good stuff
but sometimes it’s that rotten spicy mince
wrapped up in cabbage leaves or
stuffed into capsicum and drowned
in some kind of red stewy sauce

you know sarma and sattarash

well I hate ‘em


© Frank Prem 2009

Small Town Kid Poem 8: loss of faith

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