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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. 

Monday, June 10, 2013

a second death.




tide has obscured
the bagged body
black plastic swaying
in foaming salt and bile
among the rocks
caught numb and helpless
near the end of the pier
the frayed cord around
a powerless neck
hung in the current

© 6.10.13 heather brager

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