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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, December 1, 2016

little white lies.









while we lie awake, nursing
our intrinsic fabrications
each association fragile, subjective

this liquid want with teeth
and confusion with soft skin
just speak the truth, confront

the fear chasing you down
wait patiently for the explanation 
you have already accepted lie, upon lie

then your beautiful face, your arms in total
darkness, indistinguishable from hope,
she can see clearly through

the air that quietly cradles deceit
the soundtrack steadily building,
waiting for the next projection

with vulnerability processed as data
a blatant delusion, of passion becoming
enough, or even something like truth



© 12.1.16 heather brager



1 comment:

  1. You certainly came locked and loaded for this, leaving nothing on the mantle. If it is true that knowledge is power, you are destined for invincibility. But, for now, you are susceptible. That does not make you weak, but it can surely make one wary.

    Fantastic poem, Heather.

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