Heather Sager – Cosmos – 5

by Heather Sager

The stray fox
runs at gloaming—
moving fast amid the realm 
of sunset macadam.
Frogs croak in darkling woods
and people sitting separately alone
glow in television light
or kitchen low-light flicker 
and feel the pulse
beating at sensation’s edges.

It feels huge,
this cosmos between us.


Heather Sager lives in Illinois. Her poetry has most recently appeared in Sandpiper, The Wild Word, Remington Review, Cacti Fur, Third Wednesday, CircleShow, Ariel Chart, and Northwest Indiana Literary Journal. Heather also writes short fiction.