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Breath & Shadow

Spring 2021 - Vol. 18, Issue 2


written by

Mark A. Murphy

We have learned to dispense with the body in favor of our cerebral journeying to the collapsed star’s interior

beyond event horizon and the natural laws of gravity, defying God and cosmic pendulum to discover the absolute at the cent of being.

We have learned to edge our bets like this regardless of any panic or fear that can eat a soul alive

more surely than darkness within or sickness of mind, warped by the many centuries of doubt, sadism and the executioner’s song – always

a mocking shadow, just a cerebration away.

Mark A. Murphy is the editor of the online journal, POETiCA REViEW. His poetry collections include Tin Cat Alley (1996), Our Little Bit of Immortality (2011), Night-watch Man & Muse (2013), To Nora, A Singer of Sad Songs (2019), and Night Wanderer’s Plea (2019). His next full-length collection, The Ontological Constant is now available in a bi-lingual German/English edition from Moloko Print in Germany.

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