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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, November 3, 2014

life without parole.

these promises are
run-on sentences to yourself
slinking through one ear
and out the other
the time you owe
constructed of inconsistencies
and regurgitated regret

how far you have come
in an effort to warrant
the quivering fabrications
that you refuse to own

slitting your own throat will
prove misfortune is hunting you down
armed and foaming at 
the mouth, clutching an 
already bloodied knife 

© 11.3.2014 heather brager