Aunt Jemima / heather l. thompson

Da box
ain bad
it cool
up here
on da pantry shelf
powdered mix
ain heavy
doan cut ya hand
like cane
like pressin close
like beatin carpet
it nice here
my scarf keep clean
earrings doan hook
from hidin in bush
but when da box finish
I finish too
I ga end up at da dump
hands once pawed
feet will now stomp

is a lawyer who writes occasionally. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Heather was active in Bahamian theatre. She is most proud of her role as “Witness” in the original  You Can Bring a Horse to Water and wishes to reactivate her artistic side in the near future.