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Issue 11: January 2022
Poem: 54 words
“Triple-Q” Challenge
By Gabby Gilliam

Dinner Suggestion


My husband argued 
a quahog quesadilla 
would be terrible. 

We quibbled over 
the misappropriation 
of fresh chowder clams—

the quiddity 
of tortillas was never 
in question—although 

I had to concede 
the quobbled strips of stringy 
meat would pair poorly 

with salsa verde; 
memories of surf and sand 
too heavy for cheese. 



—One of 12 Finalists in MacQ’s “Triple-Q” Writing Challenge

Gabby Gilliam
Issue 11, January 2022

lives in the DC metro area. Her poetry has most recently appeared in Tofu Ink Arts Press, Tempered Runes Press, Cauldron Anthology, and two anthologies from Mythos Poets Society. You can find her online at:

https://gabbygilliam.squarespace.com/ and

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