The Recipe To Me:

Start with stolen Africans
place them in a ship shaped
frying pan made in Trinidad,
bring ingredients to simmer.
Add a European or two, some
Natives and a few generations
to the brew. Marinate it in
Carolinian seasoning. Transfer
ingredients to a Northern pot.
Flavor with activists and
entrepreneurs, ministers and
educators, and don’t forget
the law makers. Blend and
beat the ingredients, bake
for 35 years at 3 degrees,
plate with complimentary
siblings, top with artistic garnish
bless the meal and then
you’ve completed the me recipe.

© 2014 Dara Kalima


Black Man, Black Woman, Black Child