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 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.