moon's curve of vertebrae
summings of heart, teeth,
will come claws, breath, and time,
time, healing, breathing, knowing.
is the language
hours that run out before love is enough.
of them, will I love, and gather them
they gather me in a final circle, some day,
the time of all our bones is run.
Meg Smith is a writer,
journalist, dancer and events producer living in Lowell, Mass.
In addition to previously
appearing in Black Petals, her poetry and fiction have appeared in Dark
Moon Digest, Aphelion, Blood Moon Rising Magazine, Sirens Call, and many
She is author of five
poetry books and a short fiction collection, The Plague Confessor. She
welcomes visits to megsmithwriter.com.