By Briana Lagrimas-Melendez
A gray silhouette follows me as
I walk along the beach.
The luminous light of the largest star
glimmers on the sand and the sea.
The humming sound of a hundred
honeybees tickles my eardrums.
They have robbed my silence,
from under this tree.
The tantalizing aroma
of turmeric and coriander,
and the scent of cumin and cinnamon
announce that dinner is ready.
A large bite sends my tongue on a journey.
The sharp taste lifts my shoulders,
the bitterness twitches my right eye,
and the sourness shivers my head.
The tiny grains of sand
crawl between my toes.
The golden rays of the sun
gently kiss my burnt skin.