Prose & Poetry

welcome home, starling

you are safe now

reflection

reflection

oil-stained pavements slick with
rain it is dark and this fluorescence does
not do me any favours this mirror is not friendly
reflection so close and eyes far away
my pores           large like my body
are emergency exits from my skin
this is not a drill/ hear the church bells ringing faintly
like sirens and backing away from this glass
my pulse quiets
                         Doppler effect practically tangible

 

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.

 

The Fall of Rome

The Fall of Rome

abandonment issues

abandonment issues