Carter Vance

Cherry Red

I have felt the sun in shades,
crossing creep from lawns shorn in
humming of summer passes, in
pitter-patter of misplaced hair strands,
perfectly-figured dress cuts.

Bathing in the milk-sewn pools of
August starlight, lipstick glint
bright as boyhood’s blood, deep
as bar glass port, you dance
as light as breeze-blown cotton, as humid air.

You’re the kind of person I
want to share 4AM under halogen with.

You’re the type to leave deep echoes
where dreams had taken up their comfort.

Leaving but the memory, but the notion.

Copyright © Carter Vance 2016

Carter Vance is a student and aspiring poet originally from Cobourg, Ontario, currently studying in the Social Work program at Algoma University in Sault Ste Marie. His work has appeared in such publications as The Baird’s Tale, (parenthetical) and F(r)iction. He received an Honourable Mention from Contemporary Verse 2’s Young Buck Poetry Awards in 2015. His work also appears on his personal blog Comment is Welcome (


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