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The Dust Ellipse

by Meg Smith


Now do I contemplate
the atoms of my mother's release.
We fly to the core of stars
from which we first stepped, and breathed,
forming ourselves as worlds, slow, and sure,
in this gray orbit. For her, there is
only brightness, unceasing spark.


© 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.