Literary Magazine

Attraction | Gregory Canillas

you strolled into my life

statuesque, black

at midnight


your eyes said it all

as did mine

we were attracted


while there were no bells

or whistles

there were fireworks

exploding, multicolored

and loud

Gregory Canillas is a native of Los Angeles. He teaches in a clinical psychology doctoral program, and lectures at national and international conferences on family and relationship issues. His writing has appeared in Ebony Magazine and in Lambda Literary’s Poetry Spotlight.