Tuesday, 28 June 2016

SB: The Colours of Chilli Pan Mee

NaPoWriMo Challenge Prompt Week 6:

Today, I challenge you to write a poem about food. This could be a poem about a particular food, or about your relationship to food in general. Or it could simply be a poem relating an incident that involves food, like David Ignatow’s “The Bagel”. Still not convinced? Perhaps these thirteen food poems will give you some inspiration.

Red.
The vibrant colour sprinkled atop.
Spoonful by spoonful,
Dished into the bowl.

White.
The noodles before it is stained.
And the egg, fluffy & untouched,
That makes me flushed.

Yellow.
The yolk perfectly poached & ready,
To be penetrated & set free,
Splashing its way into the mix.

Brown.
In perfect curves & clumps,
Tucked away in the corner,
Providing saltiness & satisfaction.

Combined,
These are the colours of perfection,
With a side of leafy soup,
And herbal tea.

- SB
6.02pm, 28th June 2016
Ghetto HQ




SB is a conflicted soul of sorts, who is mad enough to go chase after what she really loves as opposed to conform to society and her mother's idea of a successful person. She prays she makes it in life, because she will not be able to tolerate the nagging that would follow if she doesn't. Her inspiration comes from everything around her, as well as made up situations in her head. Good luck distinguishing between the two. 

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