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September 2021
 
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The Romance of Mercury

by Meg Smith


A world makes an easy rebel —
small, swift, lacking moons
or clear date line between
midnight, or noon.
This one, true to its brazen star,
steals all dust, eludes all fires
until the last great solar storm
gives — an eternity, emptied.


2020 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, Pretty Green Thorns, Night's Island, This Scarlet Dancing and Dear Deepest Ghost, are available on Amazon. She welcomes visits to megsmithwriter.com.

Find more by Meg Smith in the Author Index.

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