draws a red circle around us,
shouts at the
light, the terrible hollow
our bones and
more can we
do, knowing these prayers
fire? No running, no sleep.
day we will
settle it all
with a dropped
Meg Smith is a writer, journalist, dancer and events producer living
in Lowell, Mass.
In addition to previously appearing in Black Petals, her poetry
has appeared in The Cafe Review, Pudding,
Poetry Bay, The Horror Zine, Bewildering Stories, Strange Horizons, Dreams
& Nightmares, The Dwarf Stars anthology of the Science Fiction and Fantasy
Poetry Association, and many more.
She is the author of five poetry books, and her first collection
of short fiction, The Plague Confessor,
is due out in fall 2020. She welcomes visits to megsmithwriter.com.