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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, May 20, 2011

polygonal vs. organic.

sometimes she refuses to mince her words

she spews rapid vowel and consonant combinations
with contemporary edifice
and superlatives with medicinal value

she says what she means, sure as shit.

she’s been firmly advised
to choose her language more carefully
and composition is part of her well oiled machinery

reciting strings of internal poetry
the constant vigilant commentary
that is her mechanical (or maniacal) mind

this somehow tender oblique equilibrium
with her tongue inside of her cheek

(oh, the softness of her pale skin
carefully fostering beauty while
dishing up balanced nourishment)

but, the brashness of her sharpened dialect
there is no power in poise in who she is not

and she cannot dig up a proper explanation
to apologize for being
constructed of nature and modern human artifacts

© may 2011 heather brager

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