Recipe for an African Kitchen

One you won’t find on Saturday Kitchen


 

 

Collect four bricks

from your house

destroyed by rebels.

Arrange them

in a square.

 

Rustle up some dry

sticks or bush

that has no thorn.

Cover with grass

that died months ago.

 

Find an old UN

dried milk can

or if you’re lucky,

a tomato paste tin with

a handle already fashioned

by a ghost

who died last week.

 

Beg a glowing ember

or a match from

the tent next door.

 

Use the last of your

breath to blow life

into the fire.

 

Pour a litre or two

of muddy cholera

soup into your tin

and wait for it

to boil.

 

Add some rice

the Government troops

forgot to steal.

 

© Guaj 2021
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PilgermannBM

It will require more than a band aid to fix this. Thanks for sharing.

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