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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. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

shadows of ourselves.

there was meant to be a moment when
you looked back at the wreckage and the
motion of our lives slowed to a crawl, and paused

a carnal beast could be seen climbing, a steady
silhouette from beneath the still life you drew,
with its frozen cast of characters in waiting

you the protagonist, you lying next to the
emotional in our bed, you walking across the floor
to our living room, you writing our story

and you wished to leave the newly
constructed frames, succumbing to whispers
of cruelty and odium, imagined from the depths

there will be regret, but it should not be ours
when time is released from the grasp of
bruised hearts, your character will always turn away



© 4.5.2017 heather brager



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