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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, May 18, 2012


a stranger cannot see
you anymore with
muddy desperation
manipulating the air

a small victory is
an empty echo
of your outbursts
as a token reward

the cost is more
than you can hold
feeding small mouths
but there is no 

true insurance, just
bottles of wine to carry
you through 
a string of days

you have moved on
climbed over
the sagging walls of 
that dismal box 

you left it there
it is clear now that
truth will never
fit in a container

© 5.18.12 heather brager  

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