‘Stay Here Mayfly’ By Meg Dolan

Mayfly perched on plant

Photo by Eric Kartis




Born you rise out of darkness
minutes later you descend
to lightness
you may well know peace in its entirety
no devil nor angel
no mouth to nourish
brain to upturn
ephemeral golden nymph
crisp lace wings fold into your air-sunken chest
zoom zoom zoom – stillness in a thick mug of air
stay here mayfly
tell all




Meg is a poet and former psychotherapist. A rare illness has taken her down a new path, deepening her appreciation for the written and spoken word. You can find a review of her book Story: Reflective Poetry, in Australian publicationThe Red Room Company, 2017. Her work has appeared in several publications including The Tipton Poetry Journal, The Sunflower Collective, ditch, and Lifelines at Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine.

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