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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. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

95 degrees and smoke.

this valley is a cage.

majesty sought
from other places and states
of mind on bright
cool mornings
we still admire the sky
the towering cliffs
the endless expanses
rolling out of sight

we are insignificant.

when the smoke
filters in
the dry red sun
dog days of august
her burnt clouds 
hanging low
touching our heads
her belly pressing us
to the ground

we think of the ocean.

© 8.14.12 heather brager

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