You Want to Eat in My Bed?


  • Carly Norton


queer, sapphic, love, pandemic, isolation, poem


This poem is about having met someone in early 2020 before the pandemic was declared, and consequently, getting to know them under the strangest of circumstances — after the world had closed its borders and we had nothing but time and undivided attention to give those in our “bubble."

Ultimately, this poem is a celebration of sexuality and queer love.

Author Biography

Carly Norton

Carly Norton is a fourth-year Gender and Women’s Studies major currently attending school and residing on the unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan peoples. She is passionate about social justice, activism, current events and politics, drug policy and harm reduction, mental and sexual health, and education. Her praxis is intersectional, anti-capitalist, and anti-oppressive. In her spare time, Carly enjoys reading, seeing live music (pre-pandemic), cooking, drinking B.C. wine, bike riding, and adventuring with friends.