Aphelion Issue 275, Volume 26
August 2022
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The Circle Complete

by Alasdair Muir

Echoes, Voices, Steps and Stone
the concrete walls standing tall
a city of a million souls.
Yet what place have souls and magic
in this lost place of
science, logic, and rational man?
Perhaps the most praised:
for who is brilliant that is not mad?
Who solves the riddle of logic but
with the heart of a mage?
Til the circle is walked and closed
and we stand once more in fear of night
and cower in concrete towers?

© 2006 Alasdair Muir

Alasdair has the misfortune of being the Editor’s Godson, and this will teach him to show his Nuncle his work :-). Alasdair is a law student in Wellington, NZ. He assures us that passing the bar does not involve the ritual sacrifice of babies. But then they would say that, wouldn’t they?

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