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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. 

Monday, April 25, 2011


the turning point is ahead
but maybe we passed it going 80 mph
on a stretch of empty interstate
with the wind’s whistling chill
somewhere in rural Indiana

we hold on with white knuckles
life clutches us by the throat
pins us down in abandoned corners
forces us to beg for clemency
but we don’t know how to pray

it isn’t the picture we drew
house on the hill in red twilight autumn
we carefully hang our pressed clothes
in the back of the closet
losing hope of resurrection

© 2011 heather brager

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