Portrait of a Girl in Oil Paints – Dana Blatte

Nothing-girl bleaches herself
from the dog-eared creases

of this Polaroid. Her world is
blurred, smeared by

varnish that fingerpaints
her palette house.

Clothed in the
keen bite of winter,

the wind likes to turn a blind eye
to her laments. It chips

the eggshell walls she has erected and
when the smoke departs,

only the mineral salts remain.
Dana Blatte

Dana Blatte is a student from Massachusetts. Previously, her work has been published in perhappened mag and Eunoia Review, and has been recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, NaNoWriMo’s Young Writer’s Program, and the Pulitzer Center.

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