A Poem For Forever

this light touches like one from a fireplace
sits in the sky too, an orange sunset
paints the far edge of the world

limitlessness He’ll take you
never without permission—
                   you know God

create Him
a sweeping gate of untainted joy,
You made eternity, knowledge

the transmission, You are

Family, friends
chant it, think it, are
It, resending faith

not of this world.
You no longer wait

                    Just receive;


"Street Perspective" © TJ Edson

“Street Perspective” © TJ Edson


Timothy Gager is the author of eleven books of short fiction and poetry. His latest, The Thursday Appointments of Bill Sloan, (Big Table Publishing) is his first novel. He hosts the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts for over thirteen years and is the co-founder of Somerville News Writers Festival. His work appears in over 300 journals, of which nine have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work has been read on National Public Radio.

TJ Edson is the Art Director of Oddball Magazine and a volunteer at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery. He has also had work appear recently in Boston Compass.