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

My Delicate Surprise

I am awaiting a surprise party
And you, my dear, are the gift.

The sweetest creation
Gently whipped up with
Sugar and spice...
And many other wonderful
Ingredients I am sure.
You will be delicate, soft
Piping of whispy hair
Laid across your fondant face
Decorated in golden giggles
Made to light up the room.

It is you.

Yet when will this party arrive
With "surprise!" on baited lips?
They keep asking me
Yet I do not know.

Do I get a hint?
A peak?
An intuitive kick?

Ah, no...
Just the echo of golden giggles
Lighting my dreams
Until your arrival.

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