Mayaro Mornings

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: True Confessions  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: September 15, 2018

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When the first rooster crows 
we both start to stir 
He picks four lime leaves
as he heads into the kitchen
and puts the water to boil
There is nothing finer than enjoying a
Lime Tea and a slice of Sweetbread
In bed while we watch the sun
Come into our perspective in Mayaro
We’ve already discussed what we’re eating for dinner
Curried Duck, Channa & Potato, Pumpkin, Buss-Up Shot & Pineapple Upside Down Cake
At 8 am I make my way to the Junction 
To shop for what I need
People actually talk to each other here
It’s unheard of to pass someone 
On the street & not say good day
Employees offer assistance in the grocery store
On my way back, I’m stopped by
The lady I buy my coconut from
She is itching for a piece of my Sweetbread
I make my way towards home
And run into Manny who’s already 
At the bar with a cold beer in hand
He is holding up his dreads as they dry
They’ve been growing for 35 years
We exchange pleasantries 
I’m off again & headed for home 
I make it to the top of the hill 
A quick stop in at Miss P & Panther’s house for a quick check
They ask what I’m cooking today
And I promise them some dessert later on
When I make it home I gather everything I need & cut through the fence to my girlfriends house
I’m a student in her kitchen again
As she continues to teach me true Trini cooking skills & techniques
She wastes nothing 
When we finish cooking the food is shared between us
It’s Noon & dinner is on the table
We enjoy lunch with Dad
I clean up the kitchen
And it’s time to catch five or ten
It’s the hottest part of the day 
I’ll hide on the balcony until
My eyes want to close 
For a well deserved afternoon nap
Tomorrow we’ll do it all over again


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