Bridget Fahey O’Brien and Annmarie Lockhart

Bridget Fahey O’Brien




By Annmarie Lockhart

Inspiration Piece


Rumi asks:

What is your life about anyway?

Nothing but a struggle to be someone,

Nothing but a running from your own silence.


freedom of language, of thought and word

the pervasiveness of possibility that pushes

the boundaries ever outward

love (transitive verb)

……….love (intransitive verb)

……………… (noun)


keeping from being swallowed whole

staying on the road while the backseat screeches

living hand to mouth

……….my hand across a child’s mouth

……….another mouth kissing my hand

……….food at hand feeding my ever-open mouth


stealing time and space

stealing words to breathe on paper

stealing plot, character, and always, hope


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One Comment

  1. Posted May 30, 2011 at 4:58 pm | #

    I love the dissection of the word ‘love’. It elevates this poem to the realm of masterful. This photo is the perfect response.