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. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


in an epoch when
she is imprisoned under ice
radiance washes over her from
a leaden and silent expanse above
hair pouring outward
framing a pallid expression
no longer composed
of resistance and fear of flight
her life of faint sketches on pages
fingerprints near the exits
the collapsing words
of unwritten memoirs
dissipating into murky green

© 10.7.2014 heather brager  


  1. She left an indelible mark. It might not be evident, at present, but a lifetime of bearing witness never goes unrewarded.