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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. 

Friday, October 29, 2010


images muffled by vacant obscurity
entranced by a silver tongued dichotomy

sharp like bruised tact, a tic intermittent
the sign reads, we’re open at six

the fervent ones, riding each leaden gulp
purring and wet just after 3:00 a.m.

drown by the moon, her fluorescent stare
drinking the inky sheen in sheer resolve

there exposed, quiet like milky thighs
impending three times three distinct slaps

motion and stillness are momentarily magnified
then swallowed inside the ticking clock

©10.29.2010 heather brager 

(photo by Anaris88 via

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


their routine departures
the left is right, ambidextrous
compounded and condensed
mountainous country to city escapes
halting a destination
by patchwork exits
and liquor’s no solution
for voices bellowing overhead
edgy, just lying in the wait
for breathing to commence

©10.26.2010 heather brager