‘Crystal Clear’ and other poems by Eileen T O’Neill

Crystal Clear   She sits alone within her own cocoon, Shrouded from her entire surroundings. Eyes stare without seeing today’s world, The sound of talking is silent in her mind. Her crystal lamp is abandoned from care, All belongings are deserted from attention. Her perspective is internally facing forever, Her gaze is transparent in its…

‘Birth Partner’ and other poems by Lindsey Bellosa

Becoming a Woman   The first time: my underwear, stained and crumpled, squashed into our bathroom cupboard and I am paged to the nurses’ office at school where the nurse asks in hushed tone if something has happened— we have watched the videos and been shown the diagrams, and my mother has called the school,…