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  • Blood-Red Velvet with Scream Please, Frost Me
  • Cherene Sherrard (bio)

Blood-Red Velvet with Scream Please, Frost Me

Her dream is a storefront sanctified by sugar where Gayma’s signature 7UP cake sparkles amidst loaves of lard-lathered bread shadowed by cinnamon. Maybe an espresso, a tisane to wash rhubarb-apple crisp from your bruised, honeyed lips. Babygirl, don’t hurt yourself running after these fine chocolate macaroons. The ones studded with golden walnuts and shaved coconut. Might as well call them Zulu cakes: one bite works deadly upon the tongue. [End Page 16]

Cherene Sherrard

Cherene Sherrard is the author of the poetry chapbook Mistress, Reclining (Finishing Line P) and Dorothy West’s Paradise: A Biography of Class and Color. Her poetry has recently appeared in Tidal Basin Review and the Los Angeles Review.



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