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.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Our Final Draft

You and I are two pages in a book
Our story always destined to meet
Connected by a comma or ellipsis.
I pray the reader does not drop us
In the bathtub or leave us
To the terror of a teething toddler
Before our plot can come to fruition.
I wonder do you think of me
While building dialogue upon action?
Do you know it will lead to me
Waiting for your climactic arrival?
Do not prolong it for too many chapters,
Out of fear that I should long to revise you,
For I know each typo that has followed you here.
It does not restrain my devotion to our final draft.

Therefore, peruse my priceless pages
Fawn over my flirtatious foreshadowing
Do not skip a single line
As it may be the one where we find each other.

We are one book.
We shall name it Tomorrow.

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