S is for Serbian
Balkan House, a Serbian restaurant
Date: December 2019
Address: 7530 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
Sausages (Ćevapčići) and Shish Kebab (Ražnići) with Greek salad, mash potato and rice
Sitting side by side with other spectators,
slowly studying the suggestions
of Serbian specialties,
I sink into soul-searching.
Sacrifices, self-sufficiency, solitude,
all in the sounds of straightforward,
seen and unseen syllables,
swiftly switching to seminal suppositions and speculations,
saying, not saying, spying
on self-assurance, self-confidence, self-consciousness.
Straying or staying solid on self-determination?
Sufficient supply of sustenance,
secure smooth sociable sailing
through space and seconds
in such a specific situation.
Snow smiling on the surface
while setting off.