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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. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011


she must have been
his sinister mistress
assassinated by the hired man
or maybe the dignified wife
of an affluent baron
who hired him to do the deed

she must have been
the despised imperial queen
of rich lands far and wide
who beheaded droves of harmless innocents
for her malicious viewing pleasure

she must have been the dictator
with no mercy for his fellow human
or his murderous vixen devotee
who poisoned opposition for sport
behind bolted stronghold doors

© 4.21.11 heather brager

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