In Orbit

As if you are the sun

and I the earth

Spinning my dance, alone and

around you—

am I pulled in by you

reveling in your light

the way only you make my shadows

My body a turning thing

like the seasons

You a burning star,

brilliant, mystery.


Hold me at arms length like this

for as long as these days turn

I’ll turn.

Until you break your stride and

we turn together.

Megan Jones