From Issue 10: Romaine Lettuce

Romaine Lettuce Christine Aletti the heart is the bitterest part, you say. And i, idiot body, am so wrapped in leaves and laughter i can’t stand to hear the crunch. you always want to keep me from undressing entirely. it’s the cocoon that interests you, the passageway you whisk with platitudes while i, bitter brain, silently beg for something simple: garlic, lemon, and olive oil. with you, it is as it is with shallots: we lose soil as we root into the earth.   Christine Aletti has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in numerous online…

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