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Cassady O’Reilly-Hahn


Serenity by Giuseppe Milo (Wall mural by Leticia Mandragora)

The birds have nested
in papa’s old chair

and my jeans are bundled
in the rose bush. The piano

looks picturesque overturned
on the pavement and the ashes

from her urn carpet the stairs nicely.
So nicely, I may overlook where tires

tarred my childhood pictures,
especially those in the street,

the ones from the house on the hill
that still have kumquat juice stuck

to their glossy, yellowed edges.


About the writer:
Cassady O’Reilly-Hahn is a poet with an MA from Claremont Graduate University. He is a managing editor for Foothill: A Poetry Journal that highlights graduate student voices. He works for AudioEyes, a company that describes TV and film for blind viewers. In his free time, Cassady writes Haiku for his personal blog, orhawrites. Cassady currently resides in Claremont, California, where he can be found flipping through fantasy novels in a cozy recliner on the weekends.

Image: Serenity by Giuseppe Milo. Fine art photograph. Exposure time: 1/8,000 sec (0.000125). F-number: f/1.4. ISO Speed rating: 400. Lens focal length: 23 mm. 2017. By free license. Featured wall mural is by Leticia Mandragora.

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