Northwords Now Issue 37

The FREE literary magazine of the North

we are full of star-fall

by Alison Seller

atoms imprinted with the
blaze of our birth
pull our gaze homeward into
black sequinned night

the memory of galaxies
spiralling life’s helix
dances the universe
encrypted within us

we are newborn
to contemplate the world
to learn the sweet rhythm of the
heart’s kindness

when time compels
the engines of our sun
fire will flare
consuming the earth

and when the final fossils
incandesce
the only trace we’ll leave
is everything