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POETRY
The Beast of Bladenboro
Allie Marini
Writer of the Month

A whole town:     armed to the teeth, 
                             arming themselves against my teeth. 
She-cat of Bladenboro, 
                              I’m here for your dogs, 
                              your sheep,         your sons,         your blood.   
                  You know who I am, boys. 

POETRY
The Southern Girl's Guide to Getting Your MRS Degree
Allie Marini
Writer of the Month

first of all, let’s talk sweet tea. Yankees joke about the secret being sugar—& it is, partly—but the real secret’s in the baking soda. it takes the bitterness out of the tea & makes the sweet taste sweeter. just like you should be to your husband. neutralize all the bitterness & just be sweet as Southern tea. & don’t squeeze them teabags. you know what I mean, girl.