Philip is a VIU student majoring in Creative Writing, with a focus on poetry. His favorite poems to write are love poems, but he also enjoys introspection and novelty of form in execution as well. He spends most of his time reading and writing, but also plays a few instruments, and occasionally dabbles in video games. 


adjective night a-
drift in ambling
hours, rolled pavement
strip lined by high-

way. up the day-yellow
middle, a stout-faced
tabby treads; deter-
minedly opposite.

long lake nurseries

the little brown conifers
in that barbed wire lot
are dying
or not born

the sign reminds
of being watched
but who would be caught
stealing trees—
taking dead things