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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. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017


when it has been a hard year, indelible
patterns wear down the floorboards
daylight presses an imprint against
the film on neglected window panes
limbs remain where limbs must lie in
wilted angles, measured in sepia
when alone is a place to dwell, bitter as a
worn chair in the middle of the room
tolerantly pending the comrade of
umber, who bears a smooth glass of medicine
perhaps time has unveiled a hushed
melody of imminent contentment, watchfully 
tending to deserted spaces with conciliation
leading all of the voices in conversation
until the heart skips dissonance

© 4.15.2017 heather brager

The empty chair.....:

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