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October 2019
 
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The Dark Sky Park

by Meg Smith


Exactly as you lived,
you fall, and cover —
a circle of light.
Here, scattered,
in whole degrees,
bright, splinters,
in white.
The leaves fold,
cold fingers over all.
And there, your halo,
a night sky reversed
amid ash, and stone.
Soon, coming —
seekers
of your last discovery.


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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