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My Dreams

By Anita Nahal

PROMPT — No one noticed ...

No one noticed

that the warm whiff

of deep green mint sauce

in roasted brick red potatoes

speckled with a generous spoonful

of tart-sweet tamarind sauce

and whisked smooth yogurt

sprinkled with a pinch

of ground tangy spices

in an earthen, grounded bowl

you and I bought

at one street shop eons ago,

turns and tosses my dreams.


Anita Nahal, Ph.D., CDP is a professor, poet, short story writer, and children’s writer. She teaches at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington DC. Anita has two books of poetry, one of flash fictions, four books for children, and one edited poetry anthology. Her books are prescribed in a course on multiculturalism at the University of Utretch, the Netherlands. For more:


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