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


Jessamine O Connor is a poet living in the rural west of Ireland, where she facilitates the award winning 'Hermit Collective', and 'The Wrong Side of the Tracks Writers'. Her three chapbooks are available from

Jessamine O Connor

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I still
don't feel I belong
in a world of women or men,
don't understand the polarity, feel
more equatorial, gliding around between
mountains and oceans, flinching if I find
myself caught up in Arctic or Antarctic
company, being made of flesh
blood, bone and warmth
not ice.