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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. 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

too much

please don't mistake our 
passion for need 

we've become the fathers 
who walked away

and the husbands 
we dreamed of marrying 

don't mistake our 
tenderness for weakness,

or our certainty 
for desperation 

if properly tended, our fire 
will awaken the dead

© 6.5.2016 heather brager 


  1. No one does a mission statement as well as you.

  2. Fantastic, Heather. Sometimes a thing just needs to be said.