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The fabulist of familiars


By Meg Smith



The bat shimmies along a tree limb,

and dreams nothing but moths

and a dark stream.

The owl checks its feathers,

and sings nothing but mice.

The snake undrapes its skin

like a lost marriage.

Only the cat comes forward,

in lynx eyes:

“I am your daughter.”



Meg Smith is a poet, journalist, dancer and events producer living in Lowell, Mass.


Her poems have appeared in The Cafe Review, The Offering, Astropoetica, Illumen, Dreams & Nightmares, the Dwarf Stars anthology of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association and many more. 

She is a past board member of Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! and produces the Edgar Allan Poe Show, honoring Poe's presence in Lowell, Mass.


She recently published a second book of poetry, Dear Deepest Ghost, available on Amazon.

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