Friday, July 18, 2014

Poem | Gratitude for All Who Inspire



called forth by the muses



to get down these words

how else to express
this urge to honour the sacredness

a poem ...
words only attempt
to express the sacredness
and ecstasy
as constant
miracle upon miracle

putting it down in words
seems a desecration of the sacredness

yet, if I write nothing,
that is a sin in itself

to not honour the gift of inspiration given me

if it inspired another so

then I am redeemed


- j. khat o'brien



Monday, July 7, 2014

A Poem for Independence Day

JULY 4th  mmxiv

that familiar pungent odor
is wafting in my window
over the cloying humid air


someone has found its sleeping lair
in the middle of the day

who needs firecrackers?

- j. khat o'brien