July 10, 2013

It’s warm and sunny

Frying garlic
Nyama choma
And the delicious aroma
Of biriani
Waft fleetingly
In the slight noon breeze

It’s a perfect day
To  celebrate
A wedding in the family

Seeing future dowry
And a viable investment
They look at me
And say
Bado yako tu!”

I guffaw and muse:

Look at all
The marriages
In this family

Then give me
Just one reason
I’d want to marry



*nyama choma- roast meat
*biriani- a swahili dish of rice and thick spicy meat stew
*bado yako tu!- ” yours is on the way”

Made of Sand
Not Dura, but Alaminadura

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