Quick Bites

My First Sour Tilapia Soup

Yesterday, the tilapia wades 

Crevicing glowing anemone

Called stars – little beings

We wish upon love.

And you rippled these orbs

As you cast your hook,

And took the scaly animal

From her home, to eat.

I take you to the hearth –

A fire that warms our hearts

Through the soup we serve

With the sweat of our parents’ labor.

Tomatoes, tamarind, and tilapia – The first

Among the many meals we will churn

When these childish bodies grow up,

I will give you love like the fish loves the sea

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