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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, January 26, 2017

9:13 p.m.

and the ascent to
your door, inhaling the
shameless dusk that heralds
you, a blade unwavering
wrapping itself around
two pieces carefully
held, hard charcoal and
powder soft chalk, your
words outlined by
panic creeping along the
outskirts, the solid red then
tapping on glass, quiet
steps in the dark sliding
back to warmth, contrast
tied but barely, fused



© 1.23.2017 heather brager

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