Aphelion Issue 238, Volume 23
April 2019
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The making of Pluto

by Meg Smith

What to say to a child,
the broken crown,
a doctor's panic —
pushing back the fissures,
and in the end,
a broken sphere,
but still –
every thought
intact. Every mind.
Staring into the dark ellipse,
still knowing.

2018 Meg Smith

Meg Smith is a poet, journalist, dancer, and events producer living in Lowell, Mass. Her poetry and fiction have most recently appeared in Silver Blade, Star*Line, The Boston Sunday Poet, The Literary Hatchet, and more. She has recently published two poetry books, This Scarlet Dancing and Dear Deepest Ghost, both available on Amazon.

She welcomes visits at megsmithwriter.net

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