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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. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


“Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water.
Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it,
because they have no way to change it.” Lao Tzu

you were tempered in this lilt
that of an unaccompanied locomotive

as filtered amber glass
under rays of scorching sunlight and
steady torrents forced
from an unseen nucleus

you will not wince at the point of impact
there are no stress fractures
in your foundation

you are swift and untainted
hanging from the sinuous upper edifice

the secret murmurs are tralatitious
from a unspoken and
undisclosed source

© august 2011 heather brager

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