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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 17, 2016

deciduous.

have I fallen
for you like
a dead oak
moss and
stillness about
my limbs
blanketed dew
pressing my bark
a pithy core
bittered by age
or sweetened
by ripening





© 8.17.2016 heather brager

3 comments:

  1. Oaks only fall if struck by lightning or are simply blown away.
    I may have said this earlier, but this was a rare occasion where I simply knew I got it right.

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  2. A stunning simplicity that goes deep. My core is bittered.Yours,ripening.

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  3. A stunning simplicity that goes deep. My core is bittered.Yours,ripening.

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