Jamie O’Connell, Embers

Embers

I rake my mouth
with its last
breath

ask my tongue
to weep
for birds

I am whatever
brightens
under the
rubble

sweep at my light
I’ll bleed your
tortured sun

lose your teeth
to the tide
and I’ll hold you
inside my throat

I’ll teach you how
to twist your
voices
in a sea for
whales

to help them decay

Sleep Apnea

my brain:
a swarm of
bees stuck
in honey

pollinate
lithium
floating
in oil

I have run
out of salt
batteries

balloon
released of
helium

unstable
suspended
no longer
breathing

Jamie O’Connell lives in the Bay Area, where she received her MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts. Recent poems have appeared or will soon appear in FIVE:2:ONE, Eunoia Review, Califragile, Occulum, bad pony, Cacti Fur, Reality Hands, and Riggwelter. She spends most of her time with her majestic zebra-striped dog/direwolf, Daisy. Visit her site here: http://www.jamieoco.com.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s