Prose & Poetry

welcome home, starling

you are safe now

abandonment issues

abandonment issues

pearly gray fog on the harbour
all-terrain vehicles of retroactive birth control
fiddleheads and turnip greens
wedding gift toaster from
the piano-fingered grandfather emeritus
he forgot about Saturdays
by the lone public payphone
an abandoned smoothie, like vomit,
sweating in the late June heat

Katie O'Brien is an emerging Calgarian poet and aspiring social worker originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, situated on traditional Beothuk land. A recent graduate of the sociology undergraduate program at the University of Calgary, their poetry has been published in journals such as (parenthetical), NōD Magazine, and HYSTERIA. They self-published their debut chapbook, a Little Golden Book of     eating disorders, in August 2015. katie dislikes lying, sings a lot, and doesn’t kill bugs.
reflection

reflection

What They Don't Tell You About Depression

What They Don't Tell You About Depression