A Preview Piece from “A Memoir: Life in Poetry”

a letter to my stars

i have journeyed;
through the calmest night of my life
in a place of serenity 
crowded by patience and virtue
darkness cut by the light of the moon
night songs played by cicadas
fresh air chilling the heat on my skin

i have known 
and have named them after you

for you are stars to me
guiding lights above
that remind me of where home is

for you have been a resting place
a solace from the seas
a place of learning and laughter

before the map read 
before the course plotted
before the sails unfurled
before the anchor raised

i will laugh and learn with you

the moon rests
the Son appears
the light shines
but behind the clouds
my stars twinkle on

Author: MéShelle Fae

MéShelle is an overindulged millennial born in Atlanta, GA. She’s a daughter of the American South and currently lives in Charleston, SC with her husband and an overactive imagination. MéShelle is a Baltimore Science Fiction Society’s 2018 Balticon Poetry Contest Honorable Mention. She is also the author of the forthcoming Goddess Quartet New Adult dark fantasy series as well as A Memoir: Life in Poetry, her first poetry collection. Her work has been published in “Fiction Southeast” and the “South 85 Journal.” She loves Disney, comic-book films, and anime. Her passion for teaching, mentorship, and community activism led to this blog. As a YA to Adult speculative fiction writer and a poet, MéShelle writes for the nerds, has-beens, geeks, almost were’s, weirdos, and defects. She writes to tell our stories and deliver our truth… with a magical touch.

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