Aphelion Issue 268, Volume 25
December 2021
 
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Before the Solstice

by Meg Smith


I will embrace the
December sky of night
more fully, with stars clear
like sugar in eternity's need —
and darkness drawing
all of us in together
and none of us is
mourning for the runaway light


© 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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