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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, August 15, 2014

the red line.

the tempo is concord
searing air blasting 
the bodies
planning an upward escape

more than one man is lost,
an agitated woman acts like
a bystander, peering at
another man’s weary jowls,
a  reflection foreign
even to himself

slackened weight
and each dirty cog
ceaselessly revolving
propelling forward
and steadily upward

as daylight pours 
over them again
above ground

© 8.15.2014 heather brager 

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