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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, August 26, 2015

reverence.


I am motionless, like you
breaking my own heart again
and again.  a cyclical sun doesn’t care who I am
doesn’t care how bright.

it is just another near miss.  teaching moments
stalk us like a predator
we track her prints through dense undergrowth
and she remains indefinable

I am still like you, while we speculate
if we should have designed
a plan when we saw the doorway
but, we are unwilling to lay down
our weapons.  we are unwilling to open the door

while reprieve evades us,
film clips flash across the darkness
there are pictures we will not forget,
reminders of why we break
our own hearts again, and again
we are the same, and you are my negative
I am still, like you



© 8.26.2015 heather brager