My name is Jilly O'Brien and I would have liked to have had the balls, when younger, to write "lion tamer" and "novelty biscuit maker" on entry and exit visas in and out of Argentina and Chile. Looking back, it seems like a pivotal moment in my life - when I chose to write “student” instead.
What else should I write? My name is Jilly O'Brien and I like writing poetry. I don't want to immerse myself fully in it yet and would like to climb out at any time, but for now I enjoy the absolute lack of pressure and therefore ability to experience "flow" that poetry writing offers. I like the fact that one person loves your poem and the next person thinks it utter shite. That's how it should be.