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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. 

Thursday, June 30, 2011

but you are an architect.

the unopened box on the front doorstep

is slumped over, sopped with rainwater

finding its place in the world near the door mat

the fan hums steady with an occasional tick

your hair squirms beneath the unstable air

while the television fakes soundless scenarios

if you don’t really care, why don’t you look away?

you consider life and its string of suspensions

crossing and building bridges, you are an engineer

calculating balances, waiting to expire

you used to burn everything down

haphazardly, you consider inherent sweetness

the softness of your shadow on the wall

the things you never finished

like the degree in architecture


© june 2011 heather brager

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