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Banana Bread Wife

By Hatteras Mange

Toothsome walnut crumb

studs a pulpy batter, fork

tender as her eyes.

Crust of gentle spice

and sugars browned sticky. Her

kiss, heaven’s own bite.

Moistened flakes of cake

glazed to her hand. Fruity scent,

oven’s wedding band.


Hatteras Mange is a speculative author, poet, and founding editor of Diet Milk Magazine. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The NoSleep Podcast, Ergi Press, and Ram Eye Press. Find him on Twitter and at


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