Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A poem for a son


“To a son who is on his voyage for knowledge”

He pleads for nasi lemak
which I make myself
not from the road stall.
He asks for chocolate cake
fresh from the oven
not from the bakery.
My simple waffle and anchovies nugget
are his favourite for evening tea
while spaghetti and fried chicken
coated in hot sambal
are special weekend treats.
Nasi goreng kampung
and chilli sauce are compulsory.