Sheila E. Murphy

Salt of the Earth

Image 9 by Sheila Murphy

You abbreviate me. I stray from an obedience as semaphore precedes lane change. Your eyes shift pattern to portrayal. I between my way to pertinence. The lavish praise of record kindles centered destination, as I chalk my way into a white home with a yard, an intended distance from my history. Elapsed and episodic split particulates of moment. What it means to have rescinded what first fended off the paucity, tamed via tissue hinged to an intended whole.

Sacrificial lamb’s wool, the surface of impoverished world, gain shared apart from mediocrity


About the writer:
Sheila E. Murphy, Ph.D, is an American text and visual poet who has been actively publishing since 1978. She is the recipient of The Gertrude Stein Award for her book Letters to Unfinished J (Green Integer Press, 2003). She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

Image: Image 9 by Sheila Murphy.