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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. 

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 


  1. "and liquor's no solution" - great line, very well done.

  2. Thank you. Appreciate you reading. :)

  3. Ahh... read this over in MS... and i don't recall what i typed... it seems upon this reading that there is a the sense of people living and passing... almost through one another... as if they were ghosts to one another... and i could not help but think about how my children hold their breath when we pass a cemetary... of course i project myself here... what else can i do :)

    Really enjoyed this sensation of thought inspired by your words.