creating, exploring, inhaling
desert heat, seafood meat
fishing, cracking, lip-smacking
Old Bay treat
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Image courtesy of Amanda Sandlin
Note: In this poem, I use food to describe the passage of time between childhood and adulthood.
In New Mexico, I loved to eat the homemade tamales my neighbors used to make. I learned to respect difference as well as the animals in the desert.
The crab at the end of the poem symbolizes my life thus far in Maryland. Much time has passed and many lessons learned. Here I learned forgiveness and how to climb mountains.