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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. 

Friday, March 2, 2012

beyond her years.



she places her freckled hands in her lap
while you try to avert your eyes
the clear light shines off of glass
through the open window
onto her shoulder, the fluid strands of hair

she is a good little girl, properly behaved
her back straight and both feet
firmly planted on the ground
your face searches her features

a royal iris, an unyielding structure
she is a sage, a clever young bird
graceful and subtle
wearing cotton and a ponytail

you suddenly understand
that she can see right through you

she is delicate like concrete
you are timid and pliable
and she already knows you
as she grins at your innocence


© 3.2.12 heather brager


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