five monoku by Michael O’Brien

autumn bough the outline of a dream



migrating birds words and words


bluebells a child’s closing eyes




heat death a deer breaks for cover




white talisman a hand becomes a mouth



Michael O’Brien is the author of, As Adam (UP Literature), Big Nothing (Bones), The Anabasis of Man (Yavanika Press) His writing has been published widely in print and on the internet, and translated into other languages. You can follow him on twitter @michaelobrien22

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