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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Jessamine O Connor's chapbooks Hellsteeth and A Skyful of Kites, are available from Facilitator of the weekly Wrong Side of the Tracks Writers, she is also director of performance poetry/art/music ensemble The Hermit Collective.

Jessamine O Connor

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Cherry Blossom in Winter

The tree still shakes bright and inviting
even with all the blossom gone
a residual imprint is stamped on the sky

A ghost colony of pink butterflies
hold tight to bare brown branches
fluttering in their cloud of thousands

So now when the winter moon
frosts crinkles across her bony fingers
a memory of pink paints the air