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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, January 4, 2013

the alternate reality.

when we are lying close
the slow words are
released from your mouth

vapid and wilted
they slither prudently
into my right ear

you are in our bed
and you are elsewhere

a reverse life, flickering
beneath closed eyelids

your hands clutch
the blankets twisted

around my body
but you are grasping for
your own heart

© 1.4.13 heather brager

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