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rump + flank

Winnipeg native Carol Harvey Steski’s work has appeared in Room, Prairie Fire, FreeFall, Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology, and other publications. Once nominated for The Pushcart Prize, she lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter.

when children loved vegetables

when their feet were bare
rough from days of running
on sun-cracked ground
the mud clumped
over toes as they
wandered through watered gardens
pulling sweet carrots
from their homes
tossing lace tops to the wind
unthreading peas
\+ stopping beans
like snakes across
the earth + remember
at the end of it all?
crisp stalks of rhubarb
(leaves big as me)
dipping into bowls
of white sugar, eyes
\+ crystal mouths
pinched tight
as the tongues sour

Reviewed by Matt Sutherland

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