O Head! A Poem by Nicole Callihan




O head,
you silly bobber,
crooked dreamer,

how heavy
you seem
with your fat gray

eyes and your
seven strange

with your
empty pockets
and your blue

moon, all
the yelling
and yellow

O head,
it is a delirious

you have not

to some spot
very deep
and far away.


Nicole Callihan’s first book of poems, SuperLoop, is now available from Sock Monkey Press. Jean Valentine calls these poems “so unpretentious and alive and interesting.” If you’re near New York City’s Poets House, please celebrate the launch of SuperLoop on February 20, 2014 at 7pm. Also, visit www.nicolecallihan.com for information on upcoming tours and events.