Poems from missing (2010 Modjaji Books)

Kook en Geniet for Dr. H.


On page thirty-two  he said
unsmiling
you will find
the crunchie recipe.

Substitute half a cup butter with
half a cup of
finely grated herb.

Mix as instructed.
Bake in moderate oven for thirty  minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

They tasted no different
from normal crunchies.
But I relished
the sight of
my sixty-seven- year old mother
measuring shredded dagga
into a china mixing bowl.

(later I lay on my bed
watching purple flowers
explode on a white ceiling.)

Kook en Geniet for Dr. H.