August 3, 2017

Judith Tate O’Brien

A LITTLE SERMON

My advice to you is this: Commit
some bright, brave sins
while you have time. I admit
that most of mine
are timid, and now, confined
to a wheelchair, if I decide to go
where deviltries invite me,
I’d have to have my husband drive me.

from Rattle #18, Winter 2002
Tribute to Teachers

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Judith Tate O’Brien: “I am a retired teacher and psychotherapist, who married widower with five daughters, and lived to tell about it. I find that humor helps me cope with a stroke, which left me wheel-chaired. I read and/or write poetry every day partly because I can do it sitting, mostly because I love to.”