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Immolation by Mark Murphy

Wear your long hair up with your Celtic barrette
now as the little dove flies from the cedar tree at Nickerson.
Let it tell the world of a girl tortured by Death
feasting on her breasts as she reaches for salvation,
Death as real as any vulture watching the pot-bellied infant,
the kill that does not stop for any dialogue,
Death that denounces any reason,
the kill with no intent, beyond the suicide of a girl
            seated in a tree swing.
Love, wear your long hair up with your Celtic hair clip
as I undress you, one more time, upon my knees.

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2 thoughts on “Immolation by Mark Murphy

  1. Mark A. Murphy’s first full length collection, Night-watch Man & Muse is due out in 2013 from Salmon Poetry (Eire). Murphy’s poems have been published in over 100 magazines and ezines world wide. He is the creator and editor of the online journal, POETiCA.

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