this is the turning point

ueno station but in suburban sydney

November 20, 2018

i am an onion, but only on Friday nights. 
i sit with my Persian family, they order kebob. 
momentarily, the household village is alive,
like Sydney nightlife at 9. 
my best friend is the faloodeh
a delicacy too foreign for white man's touch.
sometimes if we are lucky grandfather lets us travel for dessert. 
aunty di is with us too. 
the table is cleared at 8.


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  • Aarushikrishnan

    I. LOVE. THIS.

    You have such a clean writing style, and I feel so incredibly there with you, watching your family meals take place. You wrote about race and modernity so very beautifully. I'm in awe, this was EVERYTHING.

    about 2 years ago
  • R.j.Elsewhere

    The only thing which triggers me is that aunty di isn't Aunty Di...I have a thing with capitals. Other than that, luv it! I remember you telling me something about what I think this is based off and I instantly feel in love with this whole piece because of it!

    about 2 years ago