Liminality by Hallie Fogarty
The world feels alive at four
am, when I see a shooting star
on the way to pick you up from
the emergency room. All the lights
are on and it shines like a summer
camp. Where nighttime sprinklers
feel like a secret and the rustle
of keys is a little too loud.
The backsplash of the blinker
on the exit sign is a reminder,
who do we keep the lights on for?
Hallie Fogarty (she/they) is a lesbian poet and visual artist currently creating and studying in Northern Kentucky. Her work deals with themes of lesbian identity, queer relationships, mental illness, and introspection. When not creating, she can be found reading or spending time with her three dogs.