Poetry by Hande Yeltekin Meissner
6:46 PM

It's been a while since I had an apple tea
Can't remember it's better to drink it cold or warm
There was something we sprinkled over it
Can't remember what it is called
When  home is an ocean away
Things fade slowly but surely
You forget the awful smell of the trains
You remember the city walls you watched on the way
You forget simple things
Like eating olives for breakfast
You don't put yogurt on your rice
You have salad before dinner not after
Istanbul fades away every day
You don't even know how much is a dollar
You think every body and everything stays the same
Yet, Istanbul is no longer yours to claim.

A Corner of Art



tea with sugar gives me the cramps