Portrait of My Lover as the Space She Used to Fill

Seth Canner


Remember how we used to pull petals from the sun until it was night again?
          Until our pockets were full and red and every time we danced there was a door into autumn.
How we lost the map but it didn’t matter because we’d already turned the weeks into pages.
          We didn’t have to stop painting the swans blue, you know? We just had to put the sun back
                                                                                                                                          together again.


Seth Canner attends the University of Greenwich where he is Managing Editor of Projector Magazine. His work has appeared in Ariel Chart, Lit.cat, and Noble/Gas Qtrly.