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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, October 27, 2011


you cannot recall seeing over the wall,

nor have you ever been the answer

a crushed segment in a collective quandary

slouching into self deprecating defenses

warily worn like semiprecious stones

dulled by the wind and perpetual seasons

the cyclical flurries of mitigation are

perched near your jaw, positioning for flight


in the end you will succumb, forgetting

the opened window and the sky

reduced to paroxysm, you will postulate

blocking both the entrance and the exit

panicking, you hope the door is left unlocked

though you wear the key against your chest

© october 2011 heather brager

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