Carrie Meadows

Stellar remnants, buried deep
by Carrie Meadows

The gardener
is mad, bowler askew,
black brim casting shadows
like knotty fingers
plunging Earth. Worms
divide, squirm into points: stars,
underground light. Seeds shed
their hulls, radicles are open
mouths spiraling echoes
to our iron-nickel core, screams
etching grooves in the meteorite
burning, turning, shining
beneath our feet.

Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 23, Issue 1.

Carrie MeadowsCarrie Meadows is the author of Speak, My Tongue (Calypso Editions, 2017) and Slingshot, Catapult (Semiperfect Press, 2018). Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, North American Review, Mid-American Review, Smartish Pace, and other publications. She teaches creative writing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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