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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


  1. This is super amazing,
    love the blog header,
    perfect poetry from a creative blogger.
    way to go.

  2. Jingle Poetry Monday Potluck is open Now,

    Welcome Linking in any poem, join the fun today!

  3. Nice! I love "silver tongued dichotomy" As always I enjoy your word sense and craft.

  4. Hey, thanks Clint. Nice to see ya. :)