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


Jessamine O'Connor has lived in a train station in the rural west of Ireland since the last millennium. Her debut collection 'Silver Spoon' was published by Salmon Poetry recently and she is an editor with Drunk Muse Press. She has just completed a degree in Writing and Literature at IT Sligo and is writing a novel.

Jessamine O'Connor

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It's my son's birthday
I don't ask if he's heard from his father
Like I didn't ask his sister
If she'd heard from hers

They're different men
Not so different
Does this requirement
For resilience

Or is it salt in the cement?
Towering and upright, they shrug
I note this but keep my post
At their feet, listening for