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


Jessamine O Connor's chapbooks Hellsteeth and A Skyful of Kites, are available from Facilitator of the weekly Wrong Side of the Tracks Writers, she is also director of performance poetry/art/music ensemble The Hermit Collective.

Jessamine O Connor

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Militant With Hope

after Anna Kisby

The hypocrisies are accumulating,
in small clusters, in heavy consuming units,
cluttering my cosy rooms,
half-wild garden, and

I used to have more hope,
ferociousness, saw clearly
in black and white,
strode a straight
bright line,

had only derision for people like me,
who made good excuses,
grew comfortable,
and let apathy
crawl all over them.