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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. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

a tuesday in june.

it’s just another ordinary Tuesday
the tree outside the back door is still dead
killed by a harsh freeze in September 2009

the parking lot is three inches deep in runoff
from the steady rain that is blanketing
the filthy office windows that I can’t open

you’re still over 2000 miles away
we have plans and hopes and aspirations
and all I can think about is the damn sewer bill

© june 2011 heather brager


  1. A not uncommon human condition...

  2. Even the mechanical ones suffer from that. ;)

  3. Sounds like a typical Tuesday to me, too. Actually, a typical "day" in general. Life is grand at times. Loved this one! The raw truth always grabs me most. Thanks for sharing.