It was cherished 
beyond all the other books
dog-eared
stained
its pages read
‘til they fell
from the bindings
she ran inside
the second he’d
cut a sprig
belting out:
it’s like rogue oregano
comes back every year
taking over the damn garden…
she slipped the tome
from the shelf
flipped to great-gran’s recipe
for “fabled” lamb
written in exotic cursive
they didn’t teach anymore
with notes
from aunts and daughters —
her own mother had used a ruler
to underline some ingredients
cross out others – faintly
so the original still showed through —
with suggested substitutions
with a scribe’s reverence
she penciled in
below the loops
and curlicues
to the right of the word
oregano
ROGUE
*****
“A collection of poems that will destroy your preconceptions of how stories are told and redefine what visceral literature is​.”
– Lawrence Gladeview

​”Half Myths & Quarter Legends is not a book of horror, nor is it cemented in shrouds of black. It’s more a case of reality refusing to disappear.”
– Andreas Gripp

Half Myths & Quarter Legends, Epic Rites Press, Canada

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