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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, February 23, 2012

12:43 a.m.

I am waiting to hear a low moan
murmuring across miles of plains
in the flat space between sleep and this room
that will never protect me

I wish I was lost again
where the sky would simply
cradle my lifeless frame
but I am a pawn without the will

I turn over in the sheets
listen to arguments on the wind
endings writhe against the window
fiends grasp at my heart and
icy breath forces itself against my skin

I know that I am not safe here
and I will not rest again

© 2.23.12 heather brager