Queen's Quarterly

Queen's Quarterly
Queen's Quarterly

The Swim

Bruce Meyer

If I were starlight I, too, would touch you.
You stand above me on the dock
towelling off from our nighttime swim.

Droplets bright as crystal beads,
round and rolling toward each other
contain promises that seek the future
and cling to what they love.

I surface from the deep myopia,
wipe the lake out of my eyes,
and am blinded by the stars,
the outline of  ...

* poem, in its entirety, is available in the printed version of the current issue.


Bruce Meyer is author of 64 books of poetry, short stories, flash fiction, and non-fiction. His most recent collection of poems is McLuhan’s Canary (Guernica Editions, 2019), and his next book of poems is currently the project for the University of Windsor Publishing Practicum and will be published by Black Moss Press in 2021. He lives in Barrie, Ontario, with his wife and daughter.