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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. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

often, wishes.

the daylight lengthened
just before they passed by
walking shadows
stretching further
than they ever touched

sometimes they crafted perfect scenarios

the magnificent wealth
of stationary time

the rich smells of wood smoke
and dinner simmering

the twinkling house
on a maple covered hill

moments departed
and finally returned
creeping silently
through a damp darkness
before the sun came home

and they sipped
the morning coffee
recounting wishes
with clouds hanging low
and sweetness in the dew

© 4.6.11 heather brager



2 comments:

  1. I love you too. I wrote this almost a year ago and still feel the same. :)

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