I am from the steel pan ,
From Matouk’s pepper sauce and Chubby .
I am from the hot sunny days and sandy beaches
I am from the hibiscus flower,
the coconut trees
I am from Sunday night family dinners
And clear brown skin,
And Usha and Deosaran
I am from the compassion
From people doubt you
And we believe in you .
I am from Hindu schools and Sunday prayers .
I’m from Brooklyn ,
Curry Chicken and Gulab Jamun.
From the hardworking grandmother ,
The multitalented aunt,
and the hardworking mother.
I am from photo albums and home videos.