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The following work is Copyright © 2014, and owned by Mike Meraz and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
She sits in
Yet I still
She is a
It is the
Shelby Stephenson’s The Hunger of Freedom (2014) is available from Red Dashboard (www.reddashboard.com) He lives on a small farm where he grew up and where he was born at home, on Paul’s Hill, in the coastal plain of North Carolina, near the town of Benson.
The following work is Copyright © 2014, and owned by Shelby Stephenson and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Banana Split Cake
I said I will make what we never had, my Whirl the page, and shout from roots to cloud-head
has left his mark on us, my family, I mean: bananas we considered luxuries, since we didn’t
get as close as I could to the stalk of bananas swaying slightly under the twirling ceiling fan
I was talking to myself, as now I want to chance the game fair and square, stick with my family
Maytle Samantha − my Rose − Maytle Rose − this recipe in her hand, for in the fifty-eight years
a whole banana in two for my brother Marshall and me to share; so I said I’ll allow her to make
Box of the “Tacking Eagle” (metal eagle attached with a thumbtack):
2 cups Graham Crackers (crumbs)
Press into 9 x 12 Pyrex Dish
Mix well 10 minutes with mixer and pour over cookies
1 layer sliced bananas
Cover with Cool Whip
My mother was a Whiz at making Banana Pudding.