Kitchens by Michel Wing


“Kitchens” by Michel Wing


Bread cut in thick slabs,
warmth pooling the butter.
Swirled peaks of meringue,
the lemon tart, sweet.
Dinners of simple leftovers,
always enough for one more.
The kitchens of
childhood friends
opened wide for me.
I entered hungry
for mothering,
left full-bellied,


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Michel Wing’s Artist Statement: Michel Wing is a writer of poetry and creative nonfiction. They are the author of Body on the Wall (Saddle Road Press) and editor of Cry of the Nightbird: Writers Against Domestic Violence (WolfSinger Publications), both released in 2014 under the name of Michelle Wing. During years spent in California, Michel founded “Changing Hurt to Hope: Writers Speak Out Against Domestic Violence,” a program at the YWCA, and launched a successful reading series, “Books on Stage,” both in Sonoma County. They have a fifteen-year background in journalism, working on community newspapers and as a freelance magazine writer.

Author: A Room of Her Own

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