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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, October 27, 2016


now she may not be convinced that
you sense or observe the world
with the same spectrum of longing
though she willingly would
have taught you to breathe in aqua
and weave cerulean blue to the
rhythm of the salt lamp and vinyl
stroking the brilliantly acute contrast of
your skin deeper than marrow

she may have even come
undone and drifted a scarlet
bird over rippling water the
leaves fluttering close to autumn
though she was not persuaded that
you understood her language or
could grasp burning alchemy with
your soul tangled in the mires
of acceptable mediocrity

now she may know stories that you
never hear and see the complex
unraveling tied to choices that
have not yet come to be
though it will never truly matter if
the strands of her hair slipped softly
though your fingers and
the forgotten cerise mandala
never made its way into your pocket

© 10.27.2016 heather brager


  1. You possess a Spirograph vision in a Etch A Sketch environment; perpetual precision, always hitting your mark.