Shana Blatt

clone of a dandelion

i could be doing more

than busting my body into

bruised fruit

more than

pantone matching

purple knees to

the creped drapes

i’ll use

to strangle a second husband

after the electric fence kills the kids

i could

i could do better

retracting lashes on a misnamed train

                                               i watch smooth

                                                                                                                          over the frozen bluejay.



Shana Blatt is a junior at SUNY Purchase, where she studies creative writing and literature. She spends her time with friends, making art, and reading and writing poetry.