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June 2021
 
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Dazzle of Dark Matter

by Meg Smith


When you flew from the dimly-lit room,
plenary indulgence in hand, whispers of
a lost comet, the atoms exhaled —
now what?
We have bound up the last threads
of this great life
but only will keep the light now
only I will cast petals
upward in the evening wind


2021 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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