Aphelion Issue 293, Volume 28
September 2023
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Wave of Darkening

by Meg Smith

In the red dust, shadows emerge and grow,
and people the landscape — forests,
and forest-dwellers,
new mountains, pyramids or faces in time.
Every thought has forged a footpath
in this great forest of night.
Rivers of flame flow through them,
and around them. Seas of ice reach,
from north, and south,
to claim them.

2020 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 most recent poetry books, Pretty Green Thorns, Night's Island, This Scarlet Dancing and Dear Deepest Ghost, are available on Amazon. She welcomes visits to megsmithwriter.com.

Find more by Meg Smith in the Author Index.

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