Allie Marini Batts
Allie Marini Batts is an MFA candidate at Antioch University of Los Angeles, meaning she can explain deconstructionism, but cannot perform simple math. Her work has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. Her chapbook, You Might Curse Before You Bless, was published in 2013 by ELJ Publications, and her second collection, Unmade & Other Poems, is forthcoming from Beautysleep Press.
Issues:57 Vampire Boys - Poetry
Glowing embers, my eyes remember the
feel of fire,
eating me alive, jealous and
dancing, made stupid by its heat, a
candy Goth like a winged insect, not yet
burnt or schooled in the lessons of dying: it’s
all a big black joke to me now, I am wingless, scorched and beautiful.