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  December 2008
volume 6 number 3
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Timothy Gager December 2008



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    Timothy Gager is the author of twelve books of short fiction and poetry. His latest Grand Slams (Big Table Publishing) is his second novel. He's hosted the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts since 2001 and was the co-founder of Somerville News Writers Festival.
    He has had over 400 works of fiction and poetry published and of which eleven have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work has been read on National Public Radio.
    Timothy is the Fiction Editor of The Wilderness House Literary Review, the founding co-editor of The Heat City Literary Review and has edited the book, Out of the Blue Writers Unite: A Book of Poetry and Prose from the Out of the Blue Art Gallery.
    A graduate of the University of Delaware, Timothy lives in Dedham, Massachusetts and is employed as a social worker.
timothy gager



Before Dawn

outside your window
sailboats rock and nod,

off to sleep within
the arms of the sea

a breeze tonight
soft as bellows fills

your chest which deflates, slumps
against the edge of your desk,

your head, an anchor buried
in a heavy bed of sand

till early morning, you wake
as the day drifts in

copyright 2008 Timothy Gager



Even if There Isn't Any Rain

moisture hangs from the tips
of leaves,
when it is cold
a blanket is huddled
at the foot
of the bed
at a place where it
cannot be held
accountable against myself
to the long
sounds of silence
bursting all voids,
a droplet falls

copyright 2008 Timothy Gager