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One Night Stand

written by: Maggie O'Brien

 

Iron filings to the magnet.
We were drawn to meet
in heat.
Desire made fire.
When the flames went out
False love cast doubt.
In the melting
that seduced us
the smelting reduced us
to our basest metal
Broken-hearted
we parted.

Maggie O'Brien

Maggie O'Brien

Maggie O’Brien has an Honours Degree in English and Philosophy from Leeds University. She has spent most of her working life teaching
the ‘disenfranchised’ in many parts of the world. She was born and raised in Southmead, Bristol UK of an English mother and an Irish father. She moved to Granard, Ireland in 1996 where she now resides. Active on the Poetry Slam circuit in Bristol throughout 1995, she was a guest poet at the prestigious Cheltenham Arts Festival in the same year and organiser of the Poetry Event at the Bristol Free Festival. She has also been broadcast by the BBC. (She is now also an author).
Maggie O'Brien

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