A sleek giant turns in the night,
in its remote pulse,
and quiet wind.
From my own stone I rise
and walk toward it with hands
upturned in the dark air
of winter, unseeing,
but hearing through our secret music.

Copyright © 2009, Meg Smith

Image Credit: NASA

Meg Smith is a writer, journalist  living in Lowell, Mass. In addition to Astropoetica, her poems have appeared previously in The Cafe Review, The Lowell Offering, The Bridge Review, Erosha and many others. She also performs as an Oriental dancer, Morgana, and is an avid researcher of Middle Eastern history and culture. She welcomes visits to her Web site,