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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, March 12, 2014


the analysis is bowed

predisposed and weakened
the bough on which she perches
is pushed by the straight lines

her vantage dips and waivers
the mirage falters
and eventually fades

a flicker on a quiet
and still horizon

the subtle ache of
a deserting memory

the western cairn

© 3.12.2014 heather brager 


  1. As usual, your use of words is absolutely unique. Did you mean "a" or "an" in the second to last stanza? I love your writing.

  2. Thank you, my dear. Yes, I meant "a." :) Thanks. H.