SHANNON FROST GREENSTEIN
★ ★ ★ ★
Dedicated to My Nemesis, Because I’m Still Not Over It
is a dish best served
But I do not agree.
Intend, instead, for
to be offered à la carte, painstakingly designed
to taste, so to speak; prepared for peak
potency, honed for a target; laser-focus, a
hot, cold, steaming, thawed, freeze-dried, broiled,
stale or seared or sweetened or
dealt precisely to do maximum
the greatest crimes.
Vengeance is justified is justice
if you believe hard
served at all
is not just the
It is the only dish.
Never lose sight of why
in wait; biding
time. Vengeance. Karma. Ka.
Shannon Frost Greenstein resides in Philadelphia with her children, soulmate, and cats. She is the author of Pray for Us Sinners, a collection of fiction from Alien Buddha Press, and More., a poetry collection by Wild Pressed Books. Shannon is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, a Contributing Editor for Barren Magazine, and a former Ph.D. candidate in Continental Philosophy. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Pithead Chapel, X-R-A-Y Lit Mag, Cabinet of Heed, Lunate Fiction, Door Is a Jar, and elsewhere. Follow Shannon at shannonfrostgreenstein.com or on Twitter at @ShannonFrostGre.