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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, November 17, 2011


life had woven this being

almost mortal, her body

notched sticks and parchment

arthritic from digging in the dirt

she hung, dripping garments to dry

tired appendages reaching

upward her rigid hands

were lost maps of patience


a lonesome girl in the woods,

she knew each path to take

deciphering the language of birds

they swooped down to greet her

the messages of ancient trees

they bowed, murmuring wisdom

she dreamed as a gentle pixie

who frolicked beneath the ferns

© november 2011 heather brager

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