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belly -- poetry by Allison Liu

round as egg yolk

furred like peach

crinkled and creased

like tender kale leaf

soft as plump fish

(and floppy sometimes)






Allison Liu is a 16-year-old Chinese American writer currently attending high school in Lexington, Massachusetts. She can often be found working on her novel, photographing the unusual, and dreaming about her cats. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Folio Literary & Art Magazine, Crashtest Magazine, Cloudy Magazine, Paper Crane, and elsewhere.

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