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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, August 1, 2011

another august.

there is no formal harmony
between women and men

we do and are done to
some of us, our best
others are cruel and vindictive

often our intellect tells us we
are not strong, that

we have stepped too far
or are heading off the tracks, and

at times we are derailed
the moment we see the cliff’s edge

when there is no support
for the children

just rock, paper, scissors
and tough love,

we tell ourselves
that they will be victorious

we won’t know
until we see our lives
with clarity of hindsight

and maybe there is
no genuine truth

no paths to pursue
no tracks to follow

no destination to reach
no chalice to acquire

manifestation is a new age fallacy
or at least it was last august

© july 2011 heather brager

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