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


Jessamine O Connor is a poet living in the rural west of Ireland, where she facilitates the award winning 'Hermit Collective', and 'The Wrong Side of the Tracks Writers'. Her three chapbooks are available from

Jessamine O Connor

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Candlelight is kinder
but not as kind as darkness

That new body you've found
is at its best under the covers
where it can't be examined
for lines or bulges
but only appreciated
for everything it is
and offers

Pitch black
gives the best picture