Grandma’s Cake



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By: Alborz Mohtashami (Death by Tapioca)

IG: @alborzisms, @deathbytapioca


Grandma’s cake

Is dotted with blueberries

“Buluberries”

In her Persian accent

Comically endearing


When we gather

It’s all because of her

A testament to

Generational adaptation

Devastating relationships

Continental crossings

The tug and pull of translating and language learning


A woman is tired

She sits with the defeat of accomplishment

She’s done well

But I’m not satisfied

She asks when I’m having kids

I ask her for three more years

They deserve buluberry cake