Fate of an Almond


I show her a badam.
She smiles. 7 front teeth.
‘No,’ goes her little head.

I put it in my mouth and chew slowly. Deliberately.
She looks.

I show her some chewed stuff on my tongue.
She looks. A bit intrigued.
She wants, I hope.
She keeps looking.

I take out some from my mouth and quickly put it in her mouth with my finger.

Ummm. New taste. Funny texture.
Nah! I don’t want. She uses her fingers to clean her tongue of almond goo.

I lean forward and put her fingers in my mouth. Lick them clean.

I don’t want any chewed badam on the sofa. Or my skirt.

About Natasha Badhwar

"Because I'm a Tinker. That's who I am. Tinkers fix things. But I can't do it alone." (Pause for lots of action. Group Action......) "You did it, Tinker, you saved Spring!" I also have three children, one marriage, a million friends and one life.
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