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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, July 27, 2016

by design.

they may have 
passed in the night
dreams, or nightmares
juxtaposed, oxygen
and carbon dioxide
swirling around their parted lips

he prefers to fly
under the radar
failing to understand that she
can see his beacon, and
feelings are loudest
spoken across space and time

they could create talismans
living poetry, growing out of
the summer sidewalk
she breathes into living things
his shadow is chasing, hungry fear
but she is starving

© 7.27.2016 heather brager


  1. Every time I read this, the images startle me again. Never easy of your work, my xweet.