Of Snuff Boxes and Cigarettes
Of pickled mangoes and potatoes steamed
What must I say in Memoriam?
And prodigious memories
My grand mothers were princesses
Lords of Providing
We meet them through back spaces
And of through orality told and retold
And , through osmosis..
M y remembrances
Of coconuts, pepper, paddy
Of ivory skin and polished shoulders
Tobaccos and chess