portion of the artwork for Robert Beveridge's poem

Secret Ingredient
Robert Beveridge

She asked
another time
for my secret recipe

how much
cayenne pepper
and celery seed one needs

to cook
a thousand
ways to die then wadded

the paper
with the recipe
into a ball approximating

the head of
John the Baptist
and dropped it into the pot

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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry | Issue 51 | Spring/Summer 2018