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August 2019
 
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Sea Star Child

by Meg Smith


Knowing —
an ocean
that needs no light:
You were my light —
seeker,
astronaut,
a cosmos
for the blind.
You will never be less.
You, and your father,
in such fine vessels —
I'm the only one
unbound.
But some constellation,
you are,
and I,
two bears,
bright,
in the blue-dark.


2019 Meg Smith

Meg Smith is a poet, writer, journalist, dancer and events producer living in Lowell, Mass. Her poems have appeared in The Cafe Review, Pudding, Poetry Bay, The Horror Zine, Silver Blade, Raven Cage, The Blue Hour Anthology, and many more. Her most recent poetry books, This Scarlet Dancing and Dear Deepest Ghost, are available on Amazon. She welcomes visits to megsmithwriter.net.

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