Literary Orphans

Twin Sisters by Toti O’Brien

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She is the tightrope

I tread unbalanced.

Blade of danger

vertigo of nostalgia

scream

of impossibility.

 

Though I possess

for potential exchange

the same cheap coin

she keeps in her palm.

The crone

gave me my share.

 

I also can summon winds

master rain

move underground tides.

Never will. I am

the back of the mirror

the broken side.

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Toti O’Brien is the Italian Accordionist with the Irish Last Name. She was born in Rome then moved to Los Angeles, where she makes a living as a self-employed artist, performing musician and professional dancer. Her work has most recently appeared in Sandy River Review, Colorado Boulevard, Typehouse Magazine, and Biostories.

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–Foreground Art and 2nd Background Photograph by Xavier (abstrkt.ch)

–1st Background Photograph by Nicu Buculei