Kanika Lawton

Skin; Blossoming
I learned that you have
idle fingers
and
idle hands
when they kept falling
over my body like
dandelions.
You saw the thorns
sticking from my side
and held me
anyway.

Kanika Lawton is a twenty-one year old student and poet from Vancouver, Canada. She will graduate with a Major in Psychology and Minor in Film Studies from the University of British Columbia in May 2017. She was a Gold and Silver Key recipient at the 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the national winner of the Draw It! poster category in the 2013 Canada Day Challenge, and has been published in The Rising Phoenix Review, Rambutan Literary, and Red Queen Literary Magazine. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of L’Éphémère Review and serves as a visual arts editor for Venus Magazine.