A poem written by Megan Wallace, the talented founder and editor of Spectrum Zine, an online publication testing the boundaries of where queer feminism can go. The words were inspired by Rossetti’s Goblin Market, a literary gem in erotic poetry that is swathed in metaphor.
I created three panels illustrating the poem that are intended to be read in a cycle- endlessly repeating.
As we walked hand-in-hand and silent, basking in the streetlamp’s judgmental glare, I would watch the interlocking shapes of our shadows keeping time on the pavement. ~ Later, I traced eternity with my eyes shut, following the outlines of your body as we lay in the wrinkled sheets of my single bed. ~ And now, I will lay my body down, As offering As sacrifice As feast. ~ I will stretch my legs out as wide as they will go I will wrap my arms around you to form a bridge between then and now
Check out Megan’s beautiful Instagram- @_go_fish
This work is featured in the newest edition of Spectrum- https://spectrumfeministzine.com/2017/02/13/our-new-issue/