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"Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard." Anne Sexton 

Heather Brager is a critically acclaimed juggler of calamity, an accomplished procrastinator, and shuffler of idioms. Her poetry and drawings can be found in various digital and print journals around the globe, and on the web.  She currently resides in New England and prefers the precipice of where the Atlantic meets the sand to the official looking office where she spends most of her time. 

Saturday, April 10, 2010


somewhere in the depths
of space and time
a moon orbited an isolated planet

she did not choose to be attached
by the invisible tether
she simply revolved there
drawn by a force inexplicable

she affected the tides, she pushed the winds

but over time, her momentum slowed
and little by little
she was released into vastness
drifting into quiet, unlit space

and the planet was not disturbed


  1. Nicely done. It reads aloud beautifully as well.

    The only bit I halted on reading it was: "she affected the tides, she pushed the winds"
    I can't find a reading for that so I tried
    "she affected the tides and pushed the winds"
    "she affected the tides, pushed the winds"
    Shrug, my humble opinion.

    I also appreciate the fact that the illustration was at the end... By the time I got to it, I didn't need it, and so it's free free-floating beauty. A bonus.