issue 5

october 2017

issue 5 - october 2017

Picture Perfect - Alyssa Miles

I am yellow
Like your cigarette-stained fingertips
That roam my skin as if it belongs to you

I am marred
By the ink that drips on my surface
Like mascara tracks 
Against her picture perfect complexion

I am indiscernible
Blurred like crossed lines 
And sight obscured by tears

I am greyscale
Against the scream
Of her tangerine pout

I am shrouded
Halation hides the crooked-toothed smile
Of a face best forgotten

I am captured
Peg me up in the dark room
An image of still-life

Still living

Contributor's Note

Alyssa is currently a second-year English student at the University of Waikato. She is a part-time cashier and aspiring writer.


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