Chief Speak-a-little-French

The Kitchen

Chief Speak-a-little-French is my pen name (Makanaka) US Soldier. Proudly Native American. Vietnam, Africa, Native America






Pots, pans and plates
Pots, pans

And the larder
A ghost house
Trembling

The larder
Stocked with oats and rice
Pots

And when it is time to cook
And then the gas stove is lit for
A feast

Pots, pans and plates
– Rows of jars line
The windowsill

Preserves, chutneys, jams
Preserves, chutneys
– and mango atchar

That reminds me
Of India
Oh! Lord Gandhi!

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