Shae O'Brien grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and it has bred her to have a love for music, coffee, the ocean, and rain. Her love for writing was planted at a young age, with the encouragement of beautiful family and inspiring teachers, and grew into a passion she cannot go a day without. During the day, Shae is also an English teacher, promoting the art of the written word among the youth of Austin. Her writing has been featured in publications such as Off The Wookie, AIPF Di-verse-city Anthology 2012, and TWENTY: Poems In Memoriam. She recently self-published her first chapbook, "Truths Unspoken", which takes the reader on a poetic journey through the passion, love, heartbreak, and rebirth of a relationship. You may find her on any given night writing or performing her work around Austin, TX.

Please note that all poems and/or parts are the property of Shae O'Brien and should not be shared without giving due credit.

Thank you.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Book Bound

Your book is the greatest love story ever told

Hard cover, lust bound, the smell of sweet perfume lingers on each page

My breath quickens with each whispered word

My mind reals with every romantic rendezvous

My dreams dance through every chapter and verse

Of your adjectives

your verbs

your noun.


Open your pages to me just this once

I may not be your heroine on horseback

Your jeweled jezebel

Your ink imagined incarnate


Let me merely be your bookmark.

Open yourself to me

Let me slip between your pages

Feel your phrases against my flesh

Wherever you choose to stop, I will stay

If you'll let me stay...

Just for a moment,

a night

an eternity.

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