Aphelion Issue 278, Volume 26
November 2022
 
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The October Star

by Meg Smith


It's the only one anyone wants —
a furnace of sure fortunes,
a true light to defy winter.
Soon, its veil will rush, rush
away to blue, dark dust.
A silent sigh will linger,
as if weary of its own name.


© 2022 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 short fiction collection The Plague Confessor is available at her online store! megsmithwriter.com

Her most recent poetry books, Pretty Green Thorns, Night's Island, This Scarlet Dancing and Dear Deepest Ghost, are available on Amazon.

Find more by Meg Smith in the Author Index.