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Aliyah Knight

Aliyah Knight is a writer and filmmaker who loves squeezing heartstrings into words and being pleasantly surprised by the soup of the day. Aliyah Knight’s most recent work features in or is forthcoming in Messy Misfits Club and fifth wheel press. Find Aliyah’s writing on and tweets on @a1iyahswrld.


I want

to own twelve cats

& glitter-pink pyjamas

(that look good on me)

for boys to hate me

to wear “fuck you”

on wonky boobs

(that look good on me)

to grow hell like a baby

in a strung-up tummy

(that’s still fucking pretty)

to be “bad news”

& nan’s favourite


… cat girl cool?

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