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

Soulmate Assurance

Maybe I'll find you...
Maybe I'll find you...
Maybe I'll find you...

...and maybe I won't.
And if I don't
Then I'll be content to continue living
On my own
But I won't say I'm alone
Because I'm not.
Because I get too many phone calls a day
Too many emails, and i.m.s, and text messages
Wishing I was there.
I get letters, and care packages, and love notes
Yes, from my mother
I am not ashamed
Because I am loved.
Loved unconditionally
Even on days when my words drip more hate
Even at times when I shut myself inside
People come looking.
They tap on my door,
They call on my cell,
"Just hoping you're well"
And I am,
Because I have them.
And I am not alone.
And baby, I miss you.
I miss you like only your soul mate could
Even if I've never gotten your love notes,
Or phone calls,
Or heard you tap on my door,
I can feel you calling
Out the name of the woman you've yet to touch
So, I'll keep looking
Like I promised my shooting star
When I was thirteen
I would.
But if I don't find you.
Don't worry.
Don't worry about me.
I'll be ok.

I am not alone.

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