Atlas and Alice - issue 6

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Atlas & Alice | Issue 6, Spring 2016

Unctuous Inner Organ Real queens request liver, like Grimm’s deceptive stepmother, not for taste but something bigger, a biological picture. All the impurities caught in a salty, gritty vessel. Earthy flavor, paired with blood-brown gravy, fungi and onion. The dirty dish leaves rancor on the tongue, but she grows to like it, seared in soy and shredded ginger to cut through the grainy texture of a well-spent life. The metal strainer, bad-catcher of crumbling minerals, toxins, chemicals that tasted too good to be true (and they were). Anyone will tell you, it’s a muscle move to dine on inner organs that filter nourishing foliage from the foreign.


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