blood rain by Jamie O’Connell

Swing into my skull.
Eat shivers
and fish eggs.
Drown into
different colors,
color blinds,
my closed eyes.
Folding into each
like dawn.
Like dawn
my eyes
in a cup,
flowing water
in a stream.


Jamie O’Connell lives in San Francisco, where she received her MFA from California College of the Arts. Her poetry appears in Menacing Hedge, Troop Zine, Newfound, and Forth Magazine, and her multimedia work has been exhibited in College Avenue Galleries in Oakland. She has a majestic zebra-striped dog/direwolf named Daisy.