Indian Grocery Store

There is a great Indian grocery store in Jacksonville that I discovered called Kalyaan Market. Friends have told me about other markets in Jacksonville but I found this one and it seems to be the biggest. All I know is that after my first visit there many months ago, I’ve been longing…

excavation

the coffin of my heart began to rot; the lid is shut the walls are wood the worms are eating through i feel the dirt tickling the scratchy pain burns my skin someone, is shoveling i see the bright blue sky the gateway of my pain was rusted shut; cemetery of my…

dragon slayer

you do not know how long i wait a mottled journey led me here through brambled thickets and boggy swamps with tests of love, of pain, of fear so young was i when i began this trek this knowing you would come to me through all the shit i cleaned the muck…

timing

the tell-toll patience it’s deafening silence sends prickly heat through the shaft of my spine; those nights of confusion and indigo questions throb through my skull at inopportune times. i want the consumption the raw devastation that patience and virtue must leave behind; so travel me further past bottle-green grottoes and quench…

Missing the Tropics: Alice in Wonderland

I have found myself missing the tropics. some of it is the cold winter. After eight years of living in a tropical climate I have found that my body has really adapted to the the tropical heat. Of course it has been unseasonable cold, probably due to global warming, but it’s more…

Holiday Meals

Turkey Curry Recipe Daal Daal is a dish made with lentils. They can be brown, yellow or red. They are cooked with ginger, chili, tomato, sauteed onions. In this dish I cooked them and then pureed part of the lentils in a blender and then added them back to the rest of…

2010 R.I.P.

Above: Eliza, 4 years old, learning to walk on crutches 2010 is finally over and all I can say is hooray. 2010 was not a bad year, it was a challenging year and it’s like when the really important mid-term that you have been cramming for weeks is finally over. Hooray. 2010…

xmas 92

merry christmas little darling will you sleep safe in your bed? will you let your nightmares wither as sweet dreams come fill your head? do you tiptoe in your closet when you know you’re all alone? can you look into his eyes and face the great unknown? merry christmas little darling you…

Christmas Bark

For me, a gift is not a gift if I don’t make it or at least enhance it in a creative way. This year was a challenge because I’m living in my mom’s tiny house, no space of my own, no workspace. So I knew I couldn’t sew or make any type…

bed is cold

last night i missed you so i felt the wetness beckon and i throttled the desire that threatened me for you were not in sight to quench it sometimes it feels like you’re gone gone from this world to the after and i try to remember everything and my head hurts with…

Turkey Curry

Above: Turkey Curry with Daal Turkey Curry   Print Prep time 19 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 39 mins   Great way to use leftover turkey Recipe type: Main course Serves: 4 Ingredients Onion chopped fine Mustard seeds Curry powder Paprika 1 med Chopped tomato ½ cup frozen peas 1…

oceanic

heart flutter lures the undertow, vortex of uncertainty; liquid floods every pore doubt my own veracity. sinking fast i feel the shock cold water turns blue to black, seaweed grapples to my limbs mermaid mummy i descend. i round the corners of my mind reasons found to pursue yet i yearn to…

Mi Mojo

Above: Mojo Sauce with Fried Yuca Mi Mojo   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 25 mins   Here is my version of Mojo sauce. I prefer it without oil but you can add ⅓ cup olive oil if desired. Recipe type: sauce Serves: 6-8 Ingredients 1…

It’s the Food that Binds Us

Above: Country breakfast on the weekends. I put turmeric in the potatoes. The first weekend I was back I made a country breakfast for the whole family. Homefries with paprika and tumeric, scrambled eggs, toast and turkey sausages. Breakfast is one of my favorite meals, especially on the weekends. I love feeling…

some love

some love is a race a freight train running late, an s.o.s., scarlet sky requesting a kiss one is powerless to deny. some love brews low till it bubbles in time seasoned with knowing crimson dew. 3.20.02 © Eliza Alys Young

light

i know i see the sky it empties out of me its denim blue bleaches out and becomes the afternoon. i sprinkle it with fallen ash gray and somber now the clever breeze whistles through announcing twilight time. the darkness softly calls to retrieve the waning sun the breath of heat burns…