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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, November 2, 2011

shadows of ourselves.

the light from the other room extends

illumination, an obscure shape

the contour of a wing, a bending bough

the idea of contentment, a glass of milk

my psychosis, long abandoned

there, the abstract is familiar

in the warmth, your arms when we sleep

ignoring all inventory of conduct

responsibility is dragging behind, like a hungry fiend

the forgotten shadows

will hunt us down

taunting us, whispering their condolences

© november 2011 heather brager

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