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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. 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

this august.

9:47 p.m.

she overlooked the late arrival
listened to the couple, droning mindlessly
at an adjacent table
fingerprints in the condensation
on her cocktail glass
high heels, legs, hope and stained lips

were they coming, or going
the subtle suggestion, shrugged off to be
hung by potential regret
a few more sips and laughter, this is nice
politics, hands, lips, her hips
soaked and groping for air

the unmistakable gentleness
reading minds and surveying
intently for clues in a
puzzle, a homecoming, a stretch
far beyond something mediocre
a beginning, or a conclusion

2:18 a.m.


© 8.4.2016 heather brager



1 comment:

  1. The only thing better than public people watching is public people watching with a friend. This has a really nice vibe to it; clever with being condescending. I felt I was sitting on a swivel stool taking it all in. I like this place. :)

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