Aphelion Issue 294, Volume 28
May 2024
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Neptunium Girl

by Meg Smith

You asked me for the elements.
What I had to offer glows,
a brief and futile fire,
but wrought no less from the rocks
of Earth or the blood of my brain.
I am whole. I am not futile.
I am a natural thing, I am full
electric in my own planetary power.

© 2024 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.