My maternal Grandparents (the Searcies)
are the inspiration
behind the exclamation
a bite of
Croquettes stacked in regimental fashion
prior to immersion
in Garlic, Ginger and Tumeric infused
Grits or as a complement to other dishes.
In my role
as a genealogist
I use food
as a medium
to bridge history
via the narrative –
in this instance, recreating my Paw-Paw’s Croquette recipe from taste memory.
Wait… did I just make a poem?
Food like life… is poetry, we must learn to savor the journey, every bite of it.
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