Route 7 Review - Page 71

VACANT Heather Sager My mind is vacant a sky of blue-flame alcohol blazed, burning, clean Thoughts of old well up and subside I’ve won the effort not to struggle Today is quiet. Briefly, in my mind, two warring factions clamor but in the middle, I stay calm. I am a crest of quiet, an empty sea. Heather Sager grew up in rural Minnesota and currently lives in Illinois. She also writes fiction, which has appeared in Curbside Splendor E-Zine and is forthcoming in NYU’s Minetta Review.