Sunday, March 19, 2017


Like Before

The following poem, is by Canadian poet and writer, Kelli Gunn.

Kelli has recently earned a Master's degree in English Literature from Acadia University. Kelli has been a lifelong poet and writer and most recently, her micro-fiction, "Gifts," won the Vox 2015 Best Short Fiction entry in the University of New Brunswick's annual student art journal.

A native of Nova Scotia, Canada, she studied creative writing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Langley, British Columbia, but has since returned to the east coast where she works and resides with her two children in Saint John, New Brunswick.

You can see more of Kelli's poems and other writing at Lit for Life".

Like Before

Craving again to
feel assured
in the way
your arms provide
at the exact moment
your eyes rest on
no thought for the room
surrounding me
in affirmations
leaving room for no
leaping from doubt
to thought and
covering all
with words that
glide on my skin
like a leaf
on water

Copyright 2016: Kelli Gunn

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