Canvas

for teens, by teens

Canvas Teen Literary Journal is published quarterly in print, ebook, web, video, and audio formats.

a corner

Emma shleifer


In time’s corner, the minutes sleep along our hands
Hours stroking our eyes to rest
On a pillow’s lullabied nest

We trace our fingers round the sun’s
Embrace of our entangled knees;
Watch with heavy lids the coloured lights behind the rolling sea

We dip our nails into black ink;
Yours with glitter, mine with glue, our knuckles knock onto the
sky
Who opens wide to gape at us
As we sketch a night among the stars


Emma Shleifer is a seventeen-year-old at her local high school. She loves exploring the realms of writing and has successfully entered several writing competitions.

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