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The only A she ever got
Second grade
from lead to ink
by mid December

Years of youthful curlicues
Swept across the page
ripe with wants and wishes
and everyday waking needs

at 24
she dropped the heart-shaped dotted i’s
third-stage went to four
lead and ink
by mid-December



Deb Rankine is a national food writer, recipe developer and author of The Fridge Whisperer Cookbook Series. Her off hours are spent in torment over her work-in-progress, The Good Wife.



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davis“He would leave behind the taste in his mouth—bitter, salty and sweet as her skin.”