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Vol. 18, No. 2: Food

Chocolate Pie

by Michael Chitwood

both sweet and bitter, like that afternoon

The woman who made it
hadn’t been to church
in years, except for there
at the crimped dough edges
and beaten-egg cumulus
of the browned meringue,
and beneath it, the pudding,
both sweet and bitter,
like that afternoon,
so long ago,
just the two of us,
talking a little, eating.

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