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Joys of a simple meal



Esther Kamkar
May 29, 2006

From "Let Me Tell You Where I've Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora", edited by Persis Karim, University of Arkansas Press, (May 1, 2006).

Bring me

A loaf of rough bread

A ladle of olives

A handful of figs

A token of feta cheese that

Comes from the sheep of Kefalonia

A bunch of muscadine grape that

Grows wild and

Half a pomegranate

I will eat

Be filled and satisfied

No hunger for even

One morsel

Of fancy foods

Or for love

If you bring me

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