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

The Daily Love

I was fine china
You were the two year old toddler
Leaving gentle peanut butter fingerprints
Across my new glossy shine
While other customers sneered
With their cleaner-than-thou attitudes.
You didn't notice them.
You were too busy trying to touch
The essence of my design
The spirit of my glow
The perfection of this plate.
Somehow you knew I could help to fill you.
In your mind, peanut butter fingerprints
Were a preview to many meals
We would share together.

All they saw was an addition to their dininggroom hutch.
Sitting high above the room
Just a piece of glass to admire
Hidden away fragile prison-bound.
But you saw strength to live.
Microwave-safe mac-and-cheese worthy
You might drop me
But I won't break.

Not all china is meant for cabinets
Some beg to live in the daily love
Of fulfilling-food gentle-soap-sud-kisses
Chips tarnish dull spotted
Hand dried terry cloth caresses
Beauty in peanut butter fingerprints
Me shining through you outlining me.

Touch me again.

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