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I Dream That I Secrete Honey
Katie Manning


instead of blood
or children. 
The occasional stabs
and the faint
buzz in my belly
convince me that this
is completely normal. 
I gather the sweet stuff
from my thighs
and give it a bottle
for a room. 
I name it after you.

Katie Manning is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Whale Road Review and an Associate Professor of Writing at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. She is the author of four poetry chapbooks, and her first full-length poetry collection, Tasty Other, is the 2016 winner of the Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award. Find her online at