Ffion Atkinson CC
A Chestnut Cap
How invisible to be young. The remnants of a thousand choices deign to hold
the skin in place. A swelling around thought until new breathing dresses
precedence in finery. The frost will rise to light. Embrace thus present tense,
as the thin switch takes some petals to the land. A thought of walking where
the sparrow tones form repetition thin to summer as plump snow in the
opposing season. How does now become instinct? One learns to discard the
compass. Observe and then let go. Around me lives the window. Of my
making speaks the stalwart guide into a perfect microphone. As though one
bore capacity to rinse the night and come forth clean. How many daylights
fold into pure dream?
Cinders in the driveway, here comes morning fresh from sleep
Sheila E. Murphy is an American poet who has been writing and publishing actively since 1978. Her book titled Reporting Live from You Know Where won the Hay(na)Ku Poetry Book Prize Competition from Meritage Press (U.S.A.) and xPress(ed) (Finland). Also in 2018, Broken Sleep Books brought out the book As If To Tempt the Diatonic Marvel from the Ivory. Luna Bisonte Prods released Underscore in that same year, featuring a collaborative visual book by K.S. Ernst and Sheila E. Murphy. Murphy is the recipient of the Gertrude Stein Award for her book Letters to Unfinished J. (Green Integer Press, 2003). She earns her living as an organizational consultant, professor, and researcher and holds the PhD degree. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
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