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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 4, 2012

end and begin.

when the darkness comes
I dissolve
into the walls

the shadows that follow me
down hallways
become my cellmates

I shift within the structure
boards, plaster and nails
force me down

I am transformed
from bones and skin
my mind convulsing

I am the creaks and groans
of this empty home
held hostage

I am fire that burns it down
with shadows and ash
they will let me breathe

© 5.4.12 heather brager

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