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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. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

don't quit your day job.





you are trying to say something
you write words through your fingers
in between meetings
and confirmation phone calls
you scribble lines on a paper towel
standing at the bathroom sink
you don’t want to forget
what you were thinking
you have a collection of post-it notes
your own 3M rainbow
on your desk and
the dashboard of your cluttered car
you just know it was important
you may have written something profound
a brand new concept
the world’s greatest poem
but that post-it is stuck to some woman’s shoe
as she walks to the bathroom
with her pen in hand

© 9.26.12 heather brager

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