My photo

"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. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

maybe I was.

I thought I'd know your voice
a quality for the radio
back when you fucked girls
you didn’t know in their
dirty upstairs apartments
a few hours before dawn
I wanted to be those girls 
but you know I will never be

do you remember me telling you
we are the sum of all parts
every choice is our brand
the broken glass on my rug
your hands on my ass
or pulling my hair
your car parked down the street
just waiting for me to leave

I often recall your profile
as you quickly turned
a short intake of breath
your eyes were just mine
I thought I could curl up
inside of your chest
as we stood in my kitchen
waiting for the stew to boil

© 7.25.13 heather brager 


  1. A lot of steam coming from that stew that's boiling!

  2. As usual your words grip my heart.