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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 31, 2013

blessing. curse.

bulwark stops me dead.
solace seeks a certainty


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

the truth.

he cannot
evade time
an insect to the light

          an insect to the light

with his words
he glares her in the eye
pinning her mind
to the wall
she struggles
to keep her
feet on the ground

the caustic breath
of fear hovers
and draws the
shades tight

she is forced to wear
a borrowed burqa
she is an orange bird
outside the
dusty glass

© 5.14.2013 heather brager 

Monday, May 6, 2013


life is a journey
under seas and over cliffs
results are the same

© 5.6.2013 heather brager