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Issue 23: 28 April 2024
Poem: 68 words
By Mikki Aronoff

In Praise of Leavening

 
I’ve been 
creped 
so long. 
O, raising agents, 
hoist my hebe-
tudinous 
heart. 
Whisk and peak 
mountains 
of meringue, 
aerate nutrient-
deficient marsh-
mallowy 
buoyant 
sabayon to sabotage 
the heavy humdrum 
of my head. 
Whip an angel 
cake 
to a saccharine fond-
ant froth, conceive 
a to-have-and-to-haute 
croquembouche 
to honey 
my disposition, 
my soufflés losing loft 
in oven slams. 
Deliver me 
from devil’s 
food. 

Mikki Aronoff
Issue 23 (April 2024)

work appears in 100 word story, Atlas and Alice, Bending Genres, The Citron Review, The Disappointed Housewife, The Dribble Drabble Review, Flash Boulevard, Gone Lawn, New World Writing, MacQueen’s Quinterly, Midway Journal, Milk Candy Review, Mslexia, The Offing, Tiny Molecules, trampset, and elsewhere. She’s received nominations for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, Best American Short Stories, and Best Microfiction.

 
 
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