Queenly Menu by Irma Kiss Baráth

Poet: Irma Kiss Barath Poem title: Queenly Menu Poem: Victoria sponge cake fruity incarnation with eggs or something lighter suck the spice out of an icon many pounds short, we wonder (in a boutique) how to milk a person Victoria plum her saddle-shaped coif her plum body what else did she birth? Victoria apple despite the name I think these buds are ours in love and much more. Victoria salad (vegetarian-friendly) scrambled with Judi Dench: a nation’s highest honour nothing to blanch not this recipe try that other continent, maybe? Victoria pea all along down the night these hot years after many crowns are spent (birdlike jubilee) still her face, still her beak on a wounded penny. End of poem. Credits: Copyright © Irma Kiss Baráth Irma Kiss-Baráth is a high school senior from Vancouver, BC. Her work is published or forthcoming in Lithium Magazine, Hominum Journal, 1455 Literary Arts, and more. She is an alumna of the 2020 Adroit Summer Mentorship Program and a staff writer at Ex/Post Magazine.