Ever since the birth of Ophelia Those of us who sing aloud For no reason have garnered Strange looks from the silent But when the angel falls When the phoenix burns When the birth cry finally comes Lips have no recourse but parting After comes the quiet death The ash, the flowers, the blood and yet The still orgastic seed of spring Forever breaks its moldering husk Bursting out and tearing off And ripping me apart again.
Teresa Sari FitzPatrick is still trying to decide if selling books (Encore Books, Chestnut Hill, PA) or traveling the world was the better learning experience. She has an MFA from Rosemont College. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Schuylkill Valley Journal, Cochlea, and Crazy Bitch magazine. She served as the lead copy editor on the book Answering Autism: An Integrative Plan for Autism, ADD, and Neurodevelopmental Delays, written by the staff of Doman International where Teresa also worked as a teacher and French translator.