Sheila E. Murphy


Four Poems read by the author [mp3]


you left her out in the snow and walked back

second person reeks of chattel parsed to death

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situation ethics induce shivering from a being once removed

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are there syllables of silver known to pass muster during depths

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long periods of exchange form precedent as lineage

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what one pictures one unwittingly builds (upon)

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release condones historical limitation

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separation overturns the fear of being kept

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point of view inhabited by projection 




Sun's Unific Downtown Breath



I'm walking up 6th Avenue plural
Daylight is a constant sport
Tone poems coffee their way into no need for speech
I watch the integers include magical feet
Nowhere in the world is weather equally this relevant irrelevant
All my inside pockets zipped include things
My skin exudes the many episodes occurring now 
Makeshift wood enclosures keep our distance from construction
Nothing fails to move hands free
Just as another moment is arriving



from Autumn Couplets



1.

Construction leaves the center mind at peace
To roam untabulated accidence.
 
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Minutiae play upon the wet rocks
Whole with a look of mild fragmentation.
 
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Pose in front of the array of flowers
Before naming yellows, irises, flown.
 
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Display light singles out a broken slip
Of covering at the threshold of glyph.
 
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Treble clef maintains a distance from these
Fragrances and decibels sanded fine.
 
 
 
from Autumn Couplets



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Opinions overtake the limber mind
Of overtones imposed upon the home.

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Crown prince low man confluence beholds this
Slackened safety melded with surfaces.

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Impact upon one noticed keepsake just
About to have been whispered to the west.

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Leaning on invented fragrances once
Craft appears to be manufactured trance.

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Concave as avarice, the singing voice
Leaves wetness at the cusp of noise and light.