Miriam Sagan

The sensed presence
I felt in the Arctic night
wasn’t a god, or a poetic
trope of personification

but actual figures
titans, elementals
called north, or cold, or darkness

they kept me company
on a bus ride
across Iceland

and now I also expect
to be accompanied.

Miriam Sagan writes and lives in New Mexico where she runs the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College and does some text installation.