Through Story I was First Undone
Ceilings are stories painted in alabaster and asbestos
reciting a tale solely in the mind of its beholder.
As a child I’d stare at the pockmarks and imagine worlds
set against the backdrop of an expiring moon.
A girl races against time to save the dwindling harbors
of a dying land, battling foe or friend until light creaks in.
My hands are now storytellers–the popcorn ceiling
now sickly overhead–their lines tell of a thousand moons
come and gone, of adventures never had or love never won.
The creases fold and trace back onto each other
weaving a story uniquely in the palms of its teller.
Meg Cameron is a West Coast girl living in the polar vortexes of New York City. She graduated from Chapman University in May 2013 with an MA in English and MFA in Creative Writing. Her work has been published in Interdisciplinary Press and Marathon Literary Review, and presented at Oxford University and the Southwest Popular Culture Conference, respectively. When not writing, she can be found getting lost in the city, looking for food and bookstores.