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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. 

Friday, November 11, 2016

everything you pretend to be.

why would he hesitate
her flesh beneath
the quiet beauty 

a quivering projection 
from somewhere overhead
without a forest floor

emptiness left downwind
skeletons reduced 
to pieces in a puzzle

his face turned south 
abandoned structures 
neglected grass calling  

shadows of canis lupus
her coat pale in moonlight
protecting his throat





© 11.11.16 heather brager

1 comment:

  1. So much hesitation, when pressing onward and upward is in clear sight...

    Lovely poem, Heather.

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