All posts by Sumya Maniram

Where I’m From

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,

From Indra

And Usha and Deosaran

I am from the compassion

And unity

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.