Colonialism and mangoes
We are not exotic.
There is still the taste of granny smiths swimming in the cracks
Around our taste buds,
The flesh of mango and dragon fruit doesn’t
Seem to get rid of this.
We’ve tried to get rid of this.
But those apples have become a part of our anatomy,
We continue to choke on the seeds
And find ourselves drinking the water off of the Gulf of Aden.
Trying to water down colonialism
Can be hard
No matter how much we drink East African
Granny smiths seem to still be blocking the entry.