The power goes out

The power goes out
Nobody in sight
Light emerges from the darkness
Your mom says amoul couran
The power is out
She says kay lekk reer
You smile
It’s time to eat dinner
You grab your solar light from the window
You all gather around the dinner plate on the floor
Pasta ack soplay
Pasta and onions and tomato sauce
These moments I love the most
No tv
No connection
Just family
Cracking jokes
Enjoying life in Sènegal
By yours truly Ezekiel