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'my mother's censorship' by Hatice Acikgoez


my mother’s recipes are warm

hot even

sometimes her food

manages

to burn my tongue


i stick it into water

and feel

a soft tingling


skin separating

from flesh



i think to myself


this must be the taste of love everybody talks about


when I finish

tongue blackened

peeled skin

on the dinner table

she asks


do you want some more


black flesh on red ground

i show her

the damages



she fills up my plate anyway




Copyright. Hatice Acikgoez.



Hatice Acikgoez is an author from Germany who enjoys writing pretty much anything-from short stories about weird robots to poems about brains that live in glass jars. Catch Hatice at haticeacikgoez.de.




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