Allison Paster-Torres

A Poem in Which I Say One Thing
in Order to Make You Think Another

Once when I was very young
I had a nightmare about food.
This is not a metaphor.
The toppings were all wrong.
It couldn’t possibly
mean a thing.


Allison Paster-TorresAllison Paster-Torres was raised by a pack of wild libraries. She knows how to spell at least ten words in the English language, and can easily be talked into doing almost anything if you tell her it will be an adventure, even if this is obviously a lie. Should you feel so inclined, you may find her at or

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