Annmarie Lockhart and Bridget Fahey O’Brien

Bridget Fahey O’Brien


Inspiration Piece

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By Annmarie Lockhart



Do you believe in heaven? she asked

me. No, I answered, no hesitation.

Of course that was before I came here

and knelt before the aquamarine

god of sun/sand/sea. Before I sank

into a beach sleep, lulled by rum

and coconuts. Before I let everything

run away with the tide.


Are we atheists? she had asked.

I hadn’t answered, just looked at her

and smiled. She giggled and searched

for answers in the open palm

of her left hand.



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  1. Posted February 28, 2011 at 9:22 pm | #

    beautiful, you have such a lovely rhythm! again, paired nicely with bridget!

  2. Posted February 28, 2011 at 9:34 pm | #

    Annmarie, you have the gift of telling a poignant story in very few words. And that last bit about searching for answers in the “…open palm/of her left hand”– strikingly clever.

  3. Posted March 1, 2011 at 6:09 am | #

    This poem SO echoes the picture… The “heaven-on-earth” allusion, the reference to “palm/palm” – where do we find the answers to our questions? It’s just brilliantly thought-provoking,

  4. Posted March 2, 2011 at 4:36 am | #

    This is a perfect pairing depicting the laziness and mystery of island magic. Wonderful!