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Start with a lime, a lemon, a blood orange,

she says, then slice the flesh into a cup.

Smash it. Add whiskey. A shot. Or two.

Top it off with hot water. Add honey.


I do everything she says. I sip it

from my favorite cup, the one

with no handle. The persistent cough

does not stop, but with every sip


I hear her laughter, I think of how her eyes

flash when she’s feeling mischievous.

The red drink flares in my throat.

It tastes like friendship, like love.


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