I am lying within a screen
of iron, melded into flowers.
We are both our simplest element.
Only one thing forms a true circle —
at dusk, and the last
moment of darkness —
the call to prayer, to witness.
Within them no one lies alone,
gathering everyone, remembered.
Meg Smith is a writer, journalist, dancer and events producer, living in Lowell, Mass. Her poetry has appeared in The Cafe Review, Beliveau Review, Raven Cage, Poetry Bay, and many more. From 1995 to 2019, she served on the board of Lowell Celebrates Kerouac!, a festival honoring Lowell-born author, Jack Kerouac. She is the author of five poetry books. Her first short fiction collection, The Plague Confessor, is due out in fall 2020 from Emu Books.